noun \ˈshärf\

Definition of Scharf



  1. :  an organ mixture stop often of three or more ranks with a penetrating, high-pitched tone —called also Acuta, Acute Mixture, Sharp Mixture

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Origin and Etymology of scharf

German, from scharf, adjective, sharp, from Old High German scarf — more at sharf

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a brief usually trivial fact

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