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A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving

Meaning of "sharp tongue" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARP TONGUE

sharp tongue  [ˌʃɑːp ˈtʌŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARP TONGUE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sharp tongue is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHARP TONGUE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sharp tongue in the English dictionary

The definition of sharp tongue in the dictionary is if you say that someone has a sharp tongue, you are critical of the fact that they say things which are unkind or critical though often clever.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARP TONGUE


beardtongue
ˈbɪədˌtʌŋ
bluetongue
ˌbluːˈtʌŋ
Nantong
ˈnænˈtʌŋ
Nantung
ˈnænˈtʌŋ
out-tongue
ˌaʊtˈtʌŋ
oxtongue
ˈɒksˌtʌŋ
shantung
ˌʃænˈtʌŋ
stung
stʌŋ
tongue
tʌŋ
unstung
ʌnˈstʌŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARP TONGUE

sharp
sharp practice
sharp-eared
sharp-eyed
sharp-faced
sharp-featured
sharp-set
sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedly
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tempered
sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
sharp-wittedly
sharp-wittedness
sharpbender
sharpen
sharpener
sharpening
sharper

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARP TONGUE

adder´s-tongue
bull tongue
chaise longue
dog´s-tongue
double-tongue
egg and tongue
hart´s-tongue
hold one´s tongue
hound´s-tongue
lamb´s tongue
langue
mother-in-law´s tongue
mother tongue
native tongue
on the tip of one´s tongue
silver tongue
single-tongue
the rough side of one´s tongue
triple-tongue
wooden tongue
woody tongue

Synonyms and antonyms of sharp tongue in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sharp tongue» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARP TONGUE

Find out the translation of sharp tongue to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sharp tongue from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sharp tongue» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

锋利的舌头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lengua afilada
570 millions of speakers

English

sharp tongue
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेज जीभ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سان حاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

острый язык
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

língua afiada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এখনও বিক্রয়ের জন্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

langue acérée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

lidah tajam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scharfe Zunge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

毒舌
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

날카로운 혀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ilat sing cetha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lưỡi sắc nét
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூர்மையான நாக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीक्ष्ण जीभ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

keskin dil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lingua tagliente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostry język
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гострий язик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

limbă ascuțită
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απότομη γλώσσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerp tong
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vassa tunga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skarp tunge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sharp tongue

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARP TONGUE»

The term «sharp tongue» is regularly used and occupies the 63.347 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sharp tongue

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2 QUOTES WITH «SHARP TONGUE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sharp tongue.
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Karen Armstrong
I have a very sharp tongue, I'm very impatient, and it's a lifelong struggle.
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Washington Irving
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARP TONGUE»

Discover the use of sharp tongue in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sharp tongue and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer: Emerging Topics
However, the rounded tongue has less advantage over the sharp tongue when a compressor operates at a design flow rate. This is because when a compressor operates at around the design flow condition, the flow near the sharp tongue ...
Ryoichi Amano, Bengt Sundén, 2011
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Prayer, Praise & Promises: A Daily Walk Through the Psalms
Second, beware of a sharp tongue. David says of Doeg, “Your tongue devises destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully” (v. 2). He had a lying, sharp tongue. “You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking righteousness.
Warren W. Wiersbe, 2011
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Embodiment Via Body Parts: Studies from Various Languages ...
嘴巧舌能 zhang-koujie-she (open-mouth tie-tongue) 'be agape and tongue-tied; be at a loss for words' qing-kou bo-she (light-mouth thin-tongue) 'have a caustic and sharp tongue' ben-kou zhuo-she (stupid-mouth clumsy-tongue) 'awkward in  ...
Zouheir A. Maalej, Ning Yu, 2011
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Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
Have a sharp tongue Be very critical; make harsh, biting remarks, often when there is no real justification for such comments. a. People who have a sharp tongue can be worse than annoying; they can be maddening. b. Well, you knew she had ...
Boye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
5
Raising Cain: How the Bible Shapes the Things You Say
Example of Use: Even ministers can't escape Ms. Bennett's fast, sharp tongue when she fumes and fusses about “a cadre of people” who are capable of doing much more to help the less fortunate but don't. (“Bennett's Sharp Tongue and Soft  ...
Wayne Harvey, 2013
6
Quotes about Critics and Criticism
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat - Unknown, Source It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us. - Unknown, Source It is usually best to be generous with ...
QuotationsBook.com
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Day by Day on the Damascus Road
The driver was evidently not employed as the public relations representative for the chamber of commerce, but was an example of a “razor-sharp tongue.” Razor- sharp tongues can come in all shapes and colors and ages. Tongues can harm ...
William W. McDermet, 2013
8
The Treatment of Pain with Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture
Differentiation of character of the pain • Acute sharp tongue pain with stiffnessof the tongue, together with External symptoms, suchas anaversion to cold, slight fever, musclepain or absence ofthirst, is usuallycaused by invasion of WindCold ...
Peilin Sun, 2010
9
The Cynics: The Cynic Movement in Antiquity and Its Legacy
... when there is some room for self-parody, and for a more detached contemplation of the classical world and the philology that seeks to understand it, Menippus may reclaim from Momus and Mercury his sharp tongue and his sharp pen.
Robert Bracht Branham, Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé, 1996
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Experience, Evidence, and Sense: The Hidden Cultural Legacy ...
For example, people may sometimes associate a sharp sense of observation with a sharp eye and even a sharp mind, as well as a sharp sense of humor with a sharp tongue. The physical property of sharpness (cf. Goddard and Wierzbicka ...
Anna Wierzbicka, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARP TONGUE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sharp tongue is used in the context of the following news items.
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Owner of the Sun — “Sharp Tongue
On their debut record, “Sharp Tongue,” the nitty gritty nature of the album brings together a septet of musicians whose talents shine when the sum of all their ... «Smoky Mountain News, Jul 15»
2
Kendrick Lamar And His Razor Sharp Tongue Cover 'Mass Appeal'
Kendrick Lamar's razor sharp tongue is the stuff of legend, but now it's also front cover magazine fodder. K.Dot covers the 56th issue of Mass Appeal and it's all ... «Vibe, Apr 15»
3
In Thailand, a Mercurial Junta Leader Known for Sharp Tongue
BANGKOK — Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched — or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
4
Factbox - The opinions, and sharp tongue, of Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91, was renowned for his sharp tongue, quick wit and controversial ... «Reuters UK, Mar 15»
5
John Bercow unleashes his sharp tongue on Francis Maude
Speaker John Bercow unleashes his sharp tongue at veteran MP Francis Maude in the House of Commons. Dog dies 'after groomer left him in... Read More. «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
6
Man City Fan Noel Gallagher's Famously Sharp Tongue Is At It Again
Man City fan Noel Gallagher's notoriously unapologetic and honest remarks are in the headlines once again with the former Oasis guitarist targeting a number of ... «caughtoffside, Feb 15»
7
Minnesota governor's sharp tongue sparks social media scuffle …
KENOSHA COUNTY (WITI) — The Minnesota governor's sharp tongue is benefiting the Badger state. Recently, the governor called the Wisconsin Department of ... «fox6now.com, Feb 15»
8
Sharon Horgan: comedian with a keen eye and a sharp tongue
The comic writer has been critically acclaimed in the past for her TV work, but she's only ever flirted with mainstream appeal. Her ribald new romcom, ... «The Guardian, Jan 15»
9
Ballymaloe sliced and diced by AA Gill's sharp tongue
Cork's most famous country house has hit back at unfavourable reviews from a British journalist. Renowned food critic Adrian Anthony Gill, who writes under the ... «Irish Examiner, Nov 14»
10
Zambia's Acerbic Leader, Michael Sata, Dies at 77
Michael Sata, the president of Zambia, who once swept British railroad station platforms for a living and whose reputation for a sharp tongue and abrasive ... «New York Times, Oct 14»

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