What does sharply mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggressively, sharply(adverb)

    in an aggressive manner

    "she was being sharply questioned"

  2. sharply, crisply(adverb)

    in a well delineated manner

    "the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined"

  3. sharply, sharp, acutely(adverb)

    changing suddenly in direction and degree

    "the road twists sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here"; "the visor was acutely peaked"; "her shoes had acutely pointed toes"

  4. precipitously, sharply(adverb)

    very suddenly and to a great degree

    "conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate"; "prices rose sharply"


  1. sharply(Adverb)

    In a sharp manner; pertaining to precision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sharply(adverb)

    in a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sharply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3722

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sharply' in Adverbs Frequency: #267

How to pronounce sharply?

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How to say sharply in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharply in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sharply in a Sentence

  1. Chief Justice John Roberts:

    He presided over a sharply divided court.

  2. Masashi Oda:

    Investors are buying back as the market fell too sharply yesterday.

  3. Masashi Oda:

    If U.S. yields soar sharply after the Fed meeting, the stock market may be hit.

  4. Charles Herrmann:

    Our report differs sharply with statements made by local law enforcement authorities.

  5. Bryce Doty:

    Bonds sold off sharply this morning on fears of inflation, but then just settled in to wait-and-see mode.

Images & Illustrations of sharply

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