Prices increased sharply for the third day in succession.
3 acutely, distinctly, definitely, definitively:
These new cameras automatically remain sharply focused on the object.
Advanced English Dictionary
+adverb 1 in a critical, harsh or severe way: The report was sharply critical of the police. + 'Is there a problem?' he asked sharply. 2 suddenly and by a large amount Synonym: DRAMATICALLY Profits fell sharply following the takeover. + The road fell sharply to the sea. 3 in a way that clearly shows the differences between two things: Their experiences contrast sharply with those of other children. + sharply contrasting attitudes to work 4 quickly and suddenly or loudly: She moved sharply across the room to block his exit. + He rapped sharply on the window. + He drew his breath in sharply. 5 used to emphasize that sth has a sharp point or edge: sharply pointed + The spring jutted sharply through the mattress.
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