Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: sharpened
IPA transcription: [ʃ'ɑɹpənd]
Pronunciations of sharpened
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: sharpened
    Meaning: made sharp or sharper; "a sharpened knife cuts more cleanly"
  • Synonyms: sharpened
    Meaning: having the point made sharp; "a sharpened pencil"
Usage examples
  • Her face instantly sharpened to distrust.
  • A moment they sharpened in their gaze as he brought his visitor into focus.
  • But Telemachus bound on his sandals, and took a long and doughty spear with a head of sharpened bronze from the deck of the ship.
  • With little boys in the street a Cat is a dreadfully objectionable plaything, roughly cut out of a stick or piece of wood, and sharpened at each end.
  • It was in a bright new tin pan, and its daintily browned crust would have made them hungry even if their appetites had not been sharpened by the cold and exercise of the afternoon.
  • I have already recorded sentence of death, five or six times, against the movers of political conspiracies, and who can say how many daggers may be ready sharpened, and only waiting a favorable opportunity to be buried in my heart?"
  • In this very secure harbour, the ships were drawn up on shore to be repaired. During his stay at this place Cavendish had some skirmishes with the Patagonians,--"men of gigantic size, and having feet eighteen inches long"--who wounded two of the sailors with arrows tipped with sharpened flints.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Indigenous people of the Everglades region, License CC BY-SA 4.0