Definitions for Crotchetˈkrɒtʃ ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crotch•etˈkrɒtʃ ɪt(n.)

  1. an odd fancy or whimsical notion.

  2. a small hook.

  3. a hooklike device or part.

  4. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: quarter note.

Origin of crotchet:

1350–1400; ME crochet hook, staff with hook at end < MF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hook, crotchet(noun)

    a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

  2. quarter note, crotchet(noun)

    a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note

  3. oddity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness, crotchet(noun)

    a strange attitude or habit

  4. crotchet(noun)

    a small tool or hooklike implement


  1. crotchet(Noun)

    A musical note one beat long in 4/4 time.

  2. crotchet(Noun)

    A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook ().

  3. crotchet(Noun)

    a whim or a fancy

  4. crotchet(Verb)

    To make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle

  5. Origin: From crochet (‘small hook’), from croc (with diminutive suffix -et), from Old Norse krókr (‘hook’). The musical note was named so because of a small hook on its stem in black notation (in modern notation this hook is on the quaver/eighth note).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crotchet(noun)

    a forked support; a crotch

  2. Crotchet(noun)

    a time note, with a stem, having one fourth the value of a semibreve, one half that of a minim, and twice that of a quaver; a quarter note

  3. Crotchet(noun)

    an indentation in the glacis of the covered way, at a point where a traverse is placed

  4. Crotchet(noun)

    the arrangement of a body of troops, either forward or rearward, so as to form a line nearly perpendicular to the general line of battle

  5. Crotchet(noun)

    a bracket. See Bracket

  6. Crotchet(noun)

    an instrument of a hooked form, used in certain cases in the extraction of a fetus

  7. Crotchet(noun)

    a perverse fancy; a whim which takes possession of the mind; a conceit

  8. Crotchet(verb)

    to play music in measured time

Translations for Crotchet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in music, a note equal to half a minim.

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