US: /ˈʃɑɹp/
UK: /ʃˈɑːp/

English Vietnamese dictionary

sharp /ʃɑ:p/
  • tính từ
    • sắt, nhọn, bén
      • a sharp knife: dao sắc
      • a sharp summit: đỉnh nhọn
    • rõ ràng, rõ rệt, sắc nét
      • sharp distinction: sự phân biệt rõ ràng
    • thình lình, đột ngột
      • sharp turn: chỗ ngoặt đột ngột
    • hắc (mùi); chua (rượu); rít the thé (giọng nói); cay nghiệt, độc địa, gay gắt (lời nói); ác liệt (cuộc đấu tranh); dữ dội (sự đau đớn); lạnh buốt (gió...); chói (tia sáng)
    • tinh, thính, thông minh
      • sharp eyes: mắt tinh
      • sharp ears: tai thính
      • a sharp child: đứa trẻ thông minh
    • láu lỉnh, ma mảnh, bất chính
      • sharp practices: thủ đoạn bất lương
    • nhanh, mạnh
      • to take a sharp walk: đi bộ rảo bước
    • (ngôn ngữ học) điếc, không kêu
    • (âm nhạc) thăng
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) diện, bảnh, đẹp; đẹp trai
    • as sharp as a needle
      • thông minh sắc sảo
    • sharp's the word!
      • nhanh lên! chóng lên!
    • to keep a sharp look-out
      • (xem) look-out
  • danh từ
    • kim khâu mũi thật nhọn
    • (ngôn ngữ học) phụ âm điếc
    • (âm nhạc) nốt thăng; dấu thăng
    • (thông tục) người lừa đảo, người cờ gian bạc lận
    • (đùa cợt) chuyên gia, người thạo (về cái gì)
    • (số nhiều) (nông nghiệp) tấm, hạt tấm
    • phó từ
      • sắc cạnh, sắc nhọn
      • đúng
        • at six o'clock sharp: (lúc) đúng sáu giờ
      • thình lình, đột ngột
        • to turn sharp round: quay lại đột ngột
      • (âm nhạc) cao
        • ti subg sharp: hát cao
      • to look sharp
        • (xem) look

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, adverb, noun
    + adjective
    (sharper, sharpest)
    edge / point
    1 having a fine edge or point, especially of sth that can cut or make a hole in sth: a sharp knife / pencil + sharp teeth / claws
    Antonym: BLUNT
    rise / drop / change
    2 [usually before noun] sudden and rapid, especially of a change in sth: a sharp drop in prices + a sharp rise in crime + a sharp fall / decline / increase / reduction in sth + He heard a sharp intake of breath. + We need to give young criminals a short, sharp shock (= a punishment that is very unpleasant for a short time).
    clear / definite
    3 [usually before noun] clear and definite: a sharp outline + The photograph is not very sharp (= there are no clear contrasts between areas of light and shade). + She drew a sharp distinction between domestic and international politics. + In sharp contrast to her mood, the clouds were breaking up to reveal a blue sky. + The issue must be brought into sharper focus.
    mind / eyes
    4 (of people or their minds, eyes, etc.) quick to notice or understand things or to react: to have sharp eyes / ears / reflexes + a girl of sharp intelligence + a sharp sense of humour + He kept a sharp lookout for any strangers. + It was very sharp of you to see that!
    5 ~ (with sb) (of a person or what they say) critical or harsh: sharp criticism / words + Emma has a sharp tongue (= she often speaks in a harsh or unkind way). + He was very sharp with me when I was late.
    6 [usually before noun] loud, sudden and often high in tone: She read out the list in sharp, clipped tones. + There was a sharp knock on the door.
    7 (of a physical feeling or an emotion) very strong and sudden, often like being cut or wounded: He winced as a sharp pain shot through his leg. + Polly felt a sharp pang of jealousy.
    8 changing direction suddenly: a sharp bend in the road + a sharp turn to the left
    flavour / smell
    9 strong and slightly bitter: The cheese has a distinctively sharp taste.
    frost / wind
    10 used to describe a very cold or very severe FROST or wind
    See also - RAZOR-SHARP
    clever and dishonest
    11 (disapproving) (of a person or their way of doing business) clever but possibly dishonest: His lawyer's a sharp operator. + The firm had to face some sharp practice from competing companies.
    12 [usually before noun] (of clothes or the way sb dresses) fashionable and new: (BrE, disapproving) The consultants were a group of men in sharp suits. + (AmE, approving) Todd is a really sharp dresser!
    face / features
    13 not full or round in shape: a man with a thin face and sharp features (= a pointed nose and chin)
    in music
    14 used after the name of a note to mean a note a SEMITONE/HALF TONE higher: the Piano Sonata in C sharp minor
    Antonym: FLAT
    Compare: NATURAL
    15 above the correct PITCH (= how high or low a note sounds): That note sounded sharp.
    Antonym: FLAT

    look sharp (BrE) used in orders to tell sb to be quick or to hurry: You'd better look sharp or you'll be late.
    the sharp end (of sth) (BrE, informal) the place or position of greatest difficulty or responsibility: He started work at the sharp end of the business, as a salesman.
    + adverb
    1 used after an expression for a time of day to mean 'exactly': Please be here at seven o'clock sharp.
    left / right
    2 (BrE) ~ left / right turning suddenly to the left or right
    3 (comparative sharper, no superlative) above the correct PITCH (= how high or low a note sounds)
    Antonym: FLAT
    + noun
    (music) a note played a SEMITONE/HALF TONE higher than the note that is named. The written symbol is ({sharp}): It's a difficult piece to play, full of sharps and flats.
    Antonym: FLAT
    Compare: NATURAL

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 acute, keen; razor-sharp, knife-like, knife-edged, sharpened; pointed, needle-sharp:
    How do you keep the telescope in sharp focus? You need an extremely sharp knife for boning fish. This pencil isn't sharp enough
    2 abrupt, sudden, precipitous, sheer, vertical, marked:
    Just round the corner is a sharp dip in the road. There was a sharp rise in prices on the London Stock Exchange today
    3 keen, keen-witted, keen-minded, sharp-witted, shrewd, intelligent, smart, alert, bright, quick, agile, astute, clever, on the qui vive, penetrating, observant:
    Penny has a very sharp mind and a good eye for detail.
    4 caustic, bitter, biting, acrid, hot, spicy, pungent, piquant, tangy, harsh, sour, acid, acidulous, tart:
    That lemon sorbet is a little too sharp for my taste.
    5 acid, acidulous, acerbic, vitriolic, acrimonious, cutting, piquant, biting, bitter, unkind, strict, hurtful, spiteful, virulent, sarcastic, sardonic, trenchant, severe, scathing, malicious, nasty, malignant, venomous, poisonous:
    How does one escape the sharp comments of the critics? She was unprepared for the sharp exchange between the guests on her chat show
    6 clever, shrewd, artful, crafty, sly, cunning, foxy, calculating, unscrupulous, dishonest, Colloq sneaky, fly:
    There is evidence that the stock manipulators were engaged in very sharp practice.
    7 high-pitched, shrill, penetrating, piercing, strident, harsh, ear-splitting, loud:
    Jane gave a sharp cry when she felt the ice break under her feet.
    8 poignant, severe, cutting, intense, sudden, piercing, extreme, acute, fierce:
    Complaining of a sharp pain in his chest, he fell down.
    9 chic, dapper, spruce, stylish, smart, fashionable, dressy, Colloq snappy, natty, classy, nifty, swell, swanky:
    If you want to see the latest collection of sharp clothes, go to the disco.
    10 sharply, precisely, exactly, punctually, on the dot, Colloq on the button, US on the nose:
    Our appointment was for seven o'clock sharp.
    11 sharply, suddenly, abruptly:
    I was pulled up sharp by her mention of the Black Rose.
    12 sharply, alertly, attentively, vigilantly, watchfully, carefully:
    Listen sharp to what I tell you.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 having a fine edge or point


    be, feel, look, seem | stay | keep sth


    extremely, really, very, wickedly
    a display of wickedly sharp teeth
    | pretty, quite, rather


    as sharp as a razor

    2 very great or sudden




    particularly, very | fairly, quite, rather
    a fairly sharp rise in the cost of living

    3 able to think/act/understand/see/hear quickly


    be, seem


    extremely, razor, very
    a razor sharp mind
    | pretty, quite

    4 angry/severe


    be, sound
    Her voice sounded rather sharp.


    very | a bit, quite, rather | suddenly
    ‘Stick to the facts, ’ said Romanov, his voice suddenly sharp.


    She was quite sharp with me when I talked during her lecture.

    5 flavour




    extremely, very
    Raw cranberries are extremely sharp and must always be cooked with a little sugar.
    | slightly
    This cheese has a slightly sharp flavour.

    Concise English dictionary

    Sharp Corporation|sharps|sharped|sharping|sharper|sharpestʃɑrp /ʃɑːp
    +a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
    +a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
    +(of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    +ending in a sharp point
    +having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    +marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    +having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    +extremely steep
    +keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
    +having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
    +raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    +very sudden and in great amount or degree
    +quick and forceful
    +changing suddenly in direction and degree