sharply - definition and synonyms

 
 
adverb 

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/ˈʃɑː(r)pli/
  1. 1
    suddenly and by a large amount

    Interest rates have fallen sharply over the last few weeks.

  2. 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.