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Meaning of CROTCHET

Pronunciation:  'krâchit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small tool or hook-like implement
  2. [n]  a strange attitude or habit
  3. [n]  a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
  4. [n]  a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

CROTCHET is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: hook, oddity, quarter note, queerness, quirk, quirkiness
 See Also: curve, curved shape, hook, musical note, note, strangeness, tone, uncus, unfamiliarity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crotch"et\ (kr?ch"?t; 224), n. [F. crochet, prop., a
    little hook, a dim. from the same source as croc hook. See
    {Crook}, and cf. {Crochet}, {Crocket}, {Crosier}.]
    1. A forked support; a crotch.
             The crotchets of their cot in columns rise.
    2. (Mus.) 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. (Fort.) An indentation in the glacis of the covered way,
       at a point where a traverse is placed.
    4. (Mil.) 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. (Print.) A bracket. See {Bracket}.
    6. (Med.) An instrument of a hooked form, used in certain
       cases in the extraction of a fetus. --Dunglison.
    7. A perverse fancy; a whim which takes possession of the
       mind; a conceit.
             He ruined himself and all that trusted in him by
             crotchets that he could never explain to any
             rational man.                         --De Quincey.
  2. \Crotch"et\, v. i.
    To play music in measured time. [Obs.] --Donne.
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