Difference between Abrupt and Sharp

What is the difference between Abrupt and Sharp?

Abrupt as a verb is to tear off or asunder. while Sharp as a verb is exactly.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To tear off or asunder. To interrupt suddenly.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: Something which is abrupt.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite. Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.

Example sentence: Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.


Part of speech: adverb

Definition: Exactly.In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.

Part of speech: verb

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

Part of speech: noun

Definition: 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.A note that is played a semitone higher than usual; denoted by the name of the note that is followed by the symbol ♯.A note that is sharp in a particular key.The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.Something which is sharp; usually used in the plural.A hypodermic needle.A scalpel or other edged instrument used in surgery.A dishonest person; a cheater.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Able to cut easily.Intelligent.Able to pierce easily; pointed.Higher than usual by one semitone (denoted by the name of the note followed by the symbol ♯).Higher in pitch than required.Having an intense, acrid flavour.Something sudden and intense.Illegal or dishonest.Exact, precise, accurate; keen.Offensive, critical, or acrimonious, as sharp criticism.Stylish or attractive.Observant; alert; acute.

Example sentence: Markets may in the short-term correct. But in a bull market the correction is always sharp, swift and short-lived.

We hope you now know whether to use Abrupt or Sharp in your sentence.

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