Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

a sharp tongue

Definition of a sharp tongue

  1. :  a tendency to say very critical things to people



Word by Word Definitions

sharpplay
  1. :  adapted to cutting or piercing: as

    :  having a thin keen edge or fine point

    :  briskly or bitingly cold :  nipping

  1. :  in a sharp manner

    :  exactly

  1. :  one that is sharp: as

    :  a sharp edge or point

    :  a musical note or tone one half step higher than a note or tone named

  1. :  to raise (as a musical tone) in pitch

    :  to raise in pitch by a half step

    :  to sing or play above the proper pitch

tongueplay
  1. :  a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end organs and small glands and functions especially in taking and swallowing food and in humans as a speech organ

    :  a part of various invertebrate animals that is analogous to the tongue

    :  the flesh of a tongue (as of the ox or sheep) used as food

  1. :  scold

    :  to touch or lick with or as if with the tongue

    :  to cut a tongue on


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up a sharp tongue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!