Definition of hard-edged in English:

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1Having sharply defined edges.
Example sentences
  • Lastly, a cleanly delineated arrow shows the way, forcefully directing the view diagonally across the picture surface in a delicate balance between lyricism and hard-edged abstraction.
  • Like hard-edged pieces by Hans Hoffman, the large works on panel - with musical names like Kumari and Tagar - allude to doors of perception as much as to real doors.
  • Light casts shadows as hard-edged as any concrete barrier in this world.
2Having an intense, tough, or sharp quality: hard-edged urban films
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  • He's turned away from some legal recommendations that maybe a hard-edged person or just a lawyer would have said, ‘Do it because you can win,’ because he thought it was either too divisive or it would take too long.
  • To this non-WASP, it seems that Cooper's type, a blunt, intelligent, hard-edged WASP aristocrat, is immensely rarer in today's America than was so even a couple of generations ago.
  • ‘Cereal Box Conspiracy’ includes hard-edged rock guitar, but still doesn't give up the inherent danceability that runs throughout the album.

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Syllabification: hard-edged

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