1. Having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
2. Keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
3. Quick and forceful
4. Very sudden and in great amount or degree
5. Harsh; SYN. sharp-worded, tart.
6. (Music) Raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
1. In a sharp manner
(James) (1859-1924) English collector and compiler of folk dance and song. His work ensured that the English folk-music revival became established in school music throughout the English-speaking world.
He led a movement to record a threatened folk-song tradition for posterity, publishing English Folk Song 1907 (two volumes). In the US he tracked down survivals of English song in the Appalachian Mountains and elsewhere.
Phillip Allen 1944- American biologist
1. A long thin sewing needle with a sharp point.
2. A notation indicating one half step higher than the note named. '#'
In music, sounding higher in pitch than the indicated note value, or than expected. A sharp sign in front of a written note indicates that it is to be raised by a semitone. It is canceled by a natural sign.
1. To raise (as a musical tone) in pitch; especially; to raise in pitch by a half step
2. To sing or play above the proper pitch