adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1 1.1 [knife/edge/scissors] afilado, filoso (Latin America/América Latina) , filudo (Chile) (Peru/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 combateExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 [pain] agudo, fuerte
- 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.
Example sentences1.3 [wind] cortante; [frost] crudo, fuerte 1.4 [noise/cry] agudo; [crack] seco
- 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.
Example sentences1.5 [taste] ácido a sharp cheese un queso fuerte or muy curado
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, súbitoExample sentences
- 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 edadExample sentences
Example sentences3.3 (intense) [desire] intenso, fuerte; [urge] imperioso; [regret] hondo, profundo competition is sharp hay una intensa competencia
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 paísExample sentences
- 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 afiladaExample sentences
- 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 vestirseExample sentences
- 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.
- 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 ])Example sentences
- 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.
- 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)
- 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) sharper