(of an object) having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something. Tapering to a point or edge. (of an action or change) sudden and marked. (of musical sound) above true or normal pitch. Precisely (used after an expression of time). In a sudden or abrupt way. Above the true or normal pitch of musical sound. A musical note raised a semitone above natural pitch. A long, sharply pointed needle used for general sewing. A swindler or cheat. Raise the pitch of (a note). Cheat or swindle (someone), especially at cards.