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Sharp vs. Crisp

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  • Sharp (adjective)

    Able to cut easily.

    "I keep my knives sharp so that they don't slip unexpectedly while carving."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Intelligent.

    "My nephew is a sharp lad; he can count to 100 in six languages, and he's only five years old."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded.

    "Ernest made the pencil too sharp and accidentally stabbed himself with it."

    "a sharp hill; a face with sharp features"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Higher than usual by one semitone (denoted by the symbol ♯ after the name of the note).

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Higher in pitch than required.

    "The orchestra's third violin several times was sharp about an eighth of a tone."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Having an intense, acrid flavour.

    "Milly couldn't stand sharp cheeses when she was pregnant, because they made her nauseated."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Sudden and intense.

    "A pregnant woman during labor normally experiences a number of sharp contractions."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Illegal or dishonest.

    "Michael had a number of sharp ventures that he kept off the books."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interests; shrewd.

    "a sharp dealer;"

    "a sharp customer"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Exact, precise, accurate; keen.

    "You'll need sharp aim to make that shot."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Offensive, critical, or acrimonious.

    "sharp criticism"

    "When the two rivals met, first there were sharp words, and then a fight broke out."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Stylish or attractive.

    "You look so sharp in that tuxedo!"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Observant; alert; acute.

    "Keep a sharp watch on the prisoners. I don't want them to escape!"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Forming a small angle; especially, forming an angle of less than ninety degrees.

    "Drive down Main for three quarters of a mile, then make a sharp right turn onto Pine."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Steep; precipitous; abrupt.

    "a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Said of as extreme a value as possible.

    "Sure, any planar graph can be five-colored. But that result is not sharp: in fact, any planar graph can be four-colored. That is sharp: the same can't be said for any lower number."

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Tactical; risky.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Piercing; keen; severe; painful.

    "a sharp pain; the sharp and frosty winter air"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Eager or keen in pursuit; impatient for gratification.

    "a sharp appetite"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone; aspirated; unvoiced.

  • Sharp (adverb)

    To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.

  • Sharp (adverb)

    Exactly.

    "I'll see you at twelve o'clock sharp."

  • Sharp (adverb)

    In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.

    "I didn't enjoy the concert much because the tenor kept going sharp on the high notes."

  • Sharp (noun)

    The symbol ♯, placed after the name of a note in the key signature or before a note on the staff to indicate that the note is to be played a semitone higher.

    "The pitch pipe sounded out a perfect F♯ (F sharp)."

    "Transposition frequently is harder to read because of all the sharps and flats on the staff."

  • Sharp (noun)

    A note that is played a semitone higher than usual; denoted by the name of the note that is followed by the symbol ♯.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A note that is sharp in a particular key.

    "The piece was difficult to read after it had been transposed, since in the new key many notes were sharps."

  • Sharp (noun)

    The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.

    "Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" is written in C♯ minor (C sharp minor.)"

  • Sharp (noun)

    Something that is sharp.

    "Place sharps in the specially marked red container for safe disposal."

  • Sharp (noun)

    A sharp tool or weapon.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A hypodermic syringe.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A scalpel or other edged instrument used in surgery.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A dishonest person; a cheater.

    "The casino kept in the break room a set of pictures of known sharps for the bouncers to see."

    "This usage is often classified as variant spelling of shark, and unrelated to the 'pointed' or 'cutting' meanings of sharp."

  • Sharp (noun)

    Part of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A sewing needle with a very slender point, more pointed than a blunt or a between.

  • Sharp (noun)

    Fine particles of husk mixed with coarse particle of flour of cereals; middlings.

  • Sharp (noun)

    An expert.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A sharpie (member of Australian gangs of the 1960s and 1970s).

  • Sharp (verb)

    To raise the pitch of a note half a step making a natural note a sharp.

    "That new musician must be tone deaf: he sharped half the notes of the song!"

  • Sharp (verb)

    To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.

  • Sharp (verb)

    To sharpen.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Sharp, clearly defined.

    "This new television set has a very crisp image."

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture.

    "The crisp snow crunched underfoot."

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Dry and cold.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Quick and accurate.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Brief and to the point.

    "An expert, given a certain query, will often come up with a crisp answer: “yes” or “no”."

  • Crisp (adjective)

    having a refreshing amount of acidity; having less acidity than green wine, but more than a flabby one.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Lively; sparking; effervescing.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Curling in stiff curls or ringlets.

    "crisp hair"

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Curled by the ripple of water.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Not using fuzzy logic; based on a binary distinction between true and false.

  • Crisp (noun)

    A thin slice of fried potato eaten as a snack.

  • Crisp (noun)

    A baked dessert made with fruit and crumb topping

    "crumble|crunch"

  • Crisp (noun)

    Anything baked or fried and eaten as a snack

    "kale crisps"

  • Crisp (verb)

    To make crisp.

    "to crisp bacon by frying it"

  • Crisp (verb)

    To become crisp.

  • Crisp (verb)

    To curl; to form into ringlets, for example hair, or the nap of cloth

  • Crisp (verb)

    to interweave, like the branches of trees.

  • Crisp (verb)

    To undulate or ripple.

  • Crisp (verb)

    To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple.

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Sharp (adjective)

    Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve.

  • Sharp (adjective)

    Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated.

  • Sharp (adverb)

    To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.

  • Sharp (adverb)

    Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A sharp tool or weapon.

  • Sharp (noun)

    The character [$] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.

  • Sharp (noun)

    A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps.

  • Sharp (noun)

    Same as Middlings, 1.

  • Sharp (noun)

    An expert.

  • Sharp

    To sharpen.

  • Sharp

    To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the natural tone.

  • Sharp (verb)

    To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.

  • Sharp (verb)

    To sing above the proper pitch.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Curled with the ripple of the water.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Lively; sparking; effervescing.

  • Crisp (adjective)

    Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.

  • Crisp

    To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.

  • Crisp

    To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp.

  • Crisp

    To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.

  • Crisp (verb)

    To undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t.

  • Crisp (noun)

    That which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling.

Webster Dictionary
  • Sharp (noun)

    a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

  • Sharp (noun)

    a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

  • Sharp (adjective)

    (of something seen or heard) clearly defined;

    "a sharp photographic image"

    "the sharp crack of a twig"

    "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    ending in a sharp point

  • Sharp (adjective)

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;

    "an acute observer of politics and politicians"

    "incisive comments"

    "icy knifelike reasoning"

    "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"

    "penetrating insight"

    "frequent penetrative observations"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    marked by practical hardheaded intelligence;

    "a smart businessman"

    "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"

    "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    harsh;

    "sharp criticism"

    "a sharp-worded exchange"

    "a tart remark"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    high-pitched and sharp;

    "piercing screams"

    "a shrill whistle"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    extremely steep;

    "an abrupt canyon"

    "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"

    "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"

    "a sharp drop"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point;

    "a sharp pain"

    "sharp winds"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation;

    "an incisive mind"

    "a keen intelligence"

    "of sharp and active intellect"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing;

    "a sharp knife"

    "a pencil with a sharp point"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    sour or bitter in taste

  • Sharp (adjective)

    raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone;

    "C sharp"

    "B natural"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    very sudden and in great amount or degree;

    "a sharp drop in the stock market"

  • Sharp (adjective)

    quick and forceful;

    "a sharp blow"

  • Sharp (adverb)

    changing suddenly in direction and degree;

    "the road twists sharply after the light"

    "turn sharp left here"

  • Crisp (noun)

    a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

  • Crisp (verb)

    make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface;

    "The dress got wrinkled"

  • Crisp (verb)

    make brown and crisp by heating;

    "toast bread"

    "crisp potatoes"

  • Crisp (adjective)

    (of something seen or heard) clearly defined;

    "a sharp photographic image"

    "the sharp crack of a twig"

    "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"

  • Crisp (adjective)

    tender and brittle;

    "crisp potato chips"

  • Crisp (adjective)

    pleasantly cold and invigorating;

    "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"

    "a nipping wind"

    "a nippy fall day"

    "snappy weather"

  • Crisp (adjective)

    pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed;

    "crisp carrot and celery sticks"

    "a firm apple"

    "crunchy lettuce"

  • Crisp (adjective)

    in small tight curls

  • Crisp (adjective)

    brief and to the point; effectively cut short;

    "a crisp retort"

    "a response so curt as to be almost rude"

    "the laconic reply; `yes'"

    "short and terse and easy to understand"

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