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adverb sharply pronunciation in British English /ˈʃɑː(r)pli/
  1. 1
    suddenly and by a large amount
    Interest rates have fallen sharply over the last few weeks.
  2. 2
    in a severe way
    The government has been sharply criticized for human rights violations.
  3. 3
    in a way that makes details or differences easy to see
    In this photograph, the figures are more sharply defined.
    The economic situation in the north contrasts sharply with that in the south.

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