There are 4 translations of sharp in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /ʃɑːrp; ʃɑːp/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 [knife/edge/scissors] afilado, filoso (Latin America/América Latina) , filudo (Chile, Peru/Chile, Perú) ; [features] anguloso, muy marcado the sharp edge el filo it has a sharp point es muy puntiagudo have you got a sharper pencil? ¿tienes un lápiz con más punta? at the sharp end (British English/inglés británico) en la línea de combate
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    • She cried out in pain; it felt like sharp knives were piercing her.
    • Her fingernails grew long and sharp, able to pierce the skin of a creature in a matter of seconds.
    • A stone is used for ‘honing’ which means putting a sharp edge on your knife.
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    • These spicules are up to 0.03 mm in diameter and taper to sharp tips.
    • The long robe drapes over the front of the throne, falling in pleats that taper to sharp points along the hem.
    • I took out a sharp pencil and began to fill in the grades.
    1.2 [pain] agudo, fuerte
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    • They would travel in one direction for a while and then curve back in a very sharp turn in another direction.
    • Now was time to use my new toy, the strip heater, since I needed a nice straight line bent at a sharp angle.
    • He lay sprawled on the tiles, his arms and legs bent at sharp angles.
    1.3 [wind] cortante; [frost] crudo, fuerte 1.4 [noise/cry] agudo; [crack] seco
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    • A sharp click sounded in her ears, but she was too busy to notice.
    • The sharp sound was so sudden that the horses nearest to him jumped and wouldn't settle down for at least five minutes.
    • The gun itself barely moves, and the sharp sound of the report echoes through surrounding hills and dies away.
    1.5 [taste] ácido a sharp cheese un queso fuerte or muy curado
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    • These materials both have a sharp smell, tangy taste, and are irritating to skin in large concentrations.
    • It had the sharp taste lemon tart should have but was not easy to cut on a saucer!
    • Then she smelt the sharp tang of sulphur again and turned back.
  • 2 2.1 (abrupt, steep) [bend/angle] cerrado; [turn] brusco; [rise/fall/descent] brusco 2.2 (sudden) repentino, súbito
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    • Exports have been hit also because of the sudden and sharp increase in the value of the euro against the dollar and, most importantly, against sterling.
    • According to their calculations, neither global sea level rise nor faster melting of glacial ice could have produced such a sharp change.
    • By a ‘currency crisis’ he means a sharp change in the value of the US dollar that would hurt the economy as a whole.
  • 3 3.1 (keen) [eyesight] agudo, bueno; [hearing] fino, agudo, bueno keep a sharp lookout mantén los ojos bien abiertos keep a sharp eye on those two over there no les quites el ojo de encima a esos dos de ahí he's got a sharp nose for business tiene mucho ojo para los negocios the article takes a sharp look at the world of finance el artículo hace un penetrante or perspicaz análisis del mundo de las finanzas 3.2 (acute) [wit/mind] agudo, perspicaz he's very sharp for his age es muy despierto or avispado para su edad
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    • Her words were sharp and hurtful and more than anything he knew now that he had been wrong to think she had some decency in her to start with.
    • Fervently, she shook her head at each accusation he made, holding her hands over her ears in hope of blocking out such hurtful and sharp words.
    • Seemingly confident just a few weeks ago, she is now prone to utter sharp words about her critics in public.
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    • As her mind unravels we experience sudden images of sharp terror.
    • My feelings of disappointment were sharp, but soon the intifada was over.
    • They remember the sharp fear of unwanted pregnancies.
    3.3 (intense) [desire] intenso, fuerte; [urge] imperioso; [regret] hondo, profundo competition is sharp hay una intensa competencia
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    • For his self-awareness is acute and his sense of humour is sharp.
    • Rigel is looking ominously sharp now and his speed around the court is making it difficult for me to find a winner.
    • If you have the right background and are sharp, witty and perceptive, we would like to hear from you.
  • 4 (clear, unblurred) [photo/TV picture] nítido; [outline] definido; [impression] claro; [contrast/distinction] marcado this has brought the divisions in the country into sharp focus esto ha puesto de relieve las divisiones existentes en el país
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    • Detail is sharp and clear, contrast is nicely managed, and deep black levels make this pleasing to behold - visually.
    • Despite their pervasiveness, lanning clearly shows that such sharp distinctions cannot be maintained.
    • Birth to three months - newborn babies can't see particularly well, but they do like to look at faces and distinct patterns with sharp outlines.
  • 5 (harsh, severe) [rebuke/criticism] duro, severo; [retort] cortante, áspero to have a sharp tongue ser* muy mordaz, tener* una lengua muy afilada
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    • To top it all a niggling pain gave off a sharp, burning sensation in the bottom of her stomach.
    • She also experienced a sharp pain and burning sensation in her right elbow and a tingling sensation in her right hand and fingers.
    • If you have osteoporosis, the first warning sign might be a sudden sharp pain in your back that seems to have come on for no reason.
  • 6 6.1 (clever, shrewd) [person] listo, astuto, vivo [colloquial/familiar]; [move] astuto 6.2 (elegant) [colloquial/familiar] he's a sharp dresser tiene mucho estilo para vestirse
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    • The result is a translation of ordinarily masculine clothing into sharp womenswear that's feminine and sexy without flashing flesh.
    • When you hear the word secretary, you probably think of a pretty, petite lady who wears stylish, sharp skirt outfits.
    • I recently bought a really sharp suit at the Men's Warehouse here in Philly.
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    • It's one thing if analysts are deceived by sharp operators.
    • As for O'Neill, he left with his reputation as a quick-witted sharp operator severely dented.
    • In reality, it was ordinary citizens and not the sharp operators who stored their wealth in banknotes.
  • 7 [Music/Música] 7.1 (referring to key) sostenido 7.2 (too high) you're sharp estás desafinando (por cantar o tocar demasiado alto)
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    • The standard treble is available in B, sounding a tone below written pitch and best for flat keys, or in A, sounding a minor 3rd lower and better for sharp keys.

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There are 4 translations of sharp in Spanish:

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adv

  • 1 (exactly) at six o'clock sharp a las seis en punto
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    • At 8 p.m. sharp the Fashion Show commenced.
    • Tuesday morning, 8 sharp I was back at the hospital.
    • The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, May 14, at 8pm sharp and will be the annual general meeting.
  • 2 (abruptly) turn sharp right gire a la derecha en curva cerrada to pull up sharp pararse en seco look sharp (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] ¡acelera! [colloquial/familiar], ¡date prisa!, ¡apúrate! (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • On anything other than a smooth track it would suddenly turn sharp left for no reason.
  • 3 [Music/Música] to sing/play sharp cantar/tocar* demasiado alto

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There are 4 translations of sharp in Spanish:

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n

  • 1 [Music/Música] 1.1 (note) sostenido (m), diesi(s) (f)
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    • Choices in successive levels expand to all notes, then sharps and flats.
    • The chromatic scale includes five additional notes - the sharps and flats (black keys of a piano).
    • Ex. 4 shows an octave of the chromatic scale beginning on C, notated in sharps ascending and flats descending.
    1.2 (sign) sostenido (masculine)
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    • Chong goes so far as to indicate fingering with Arabic numbers; flats and sharps are marked by downward and upward arrows, respectively.
    • For keys with sharps, look at the last sharp in the series of sharps, and say the catch phrase ‘little step up, big step down.’
    • The smart little thing knows how to whistle the closing melody of one of my piano concerti, though he's added a sharp on the G.
  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) sharper

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There are 4 translations of sharp in Spanish:

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vt

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Music/Música] elevar el tono de una nota

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Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.