Definition of sharp:
"I keep my knives sharp so that they don't slip unexpectedly while carving."
; in a higher pitch than is correct or desirable
"I'll see you at twelve o'clock, sharp."
the symbol Ã¢â„¢Â¯, 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; a note that is sharp in a particular key
"frequently, transposition is harder to read because of all the sharps and flats on the staff."