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crotch·et

 (krŏch′ĭt)
n.
1. An odd, whimsical, or stubborn notion.
2. Music See quarter note.
3. A small hook or hooklike structure.

[Middle English crochet, hook, quarter note, from Old French, hook; see crochet.]

crotchet

(ˈkrɒtʃɪt)
n
1. (Music, other) music a note having the time value of a quarter of a semibreve. Usual US and Canadian name: quarter note
2. a small hook or hooklike device
3. a perverse notion
4. (Zoology) zoology a small notched or hooked process, as in an insect
[C14: from Old French crochet, literally: little hook, from croche hook; see crocket]

crotch•et

(ˈkrɒtʃ ɪt)

n.
1. an odd fancy or whimsical notion.
2. a small hook.
3. a hooklike device or part.
[1350–1400; Middle English crochet hook, staff with hook at end < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crotchet - a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
uncus - (biology) any hook-shaped process or part
2.crotchet - a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole notecrotchet - a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
3.crotchet - a strange attitude or habit
strangeness, unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
4.crotchet - a small tool or hooklike implement
hook - a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
Translations
عَلامَة موسيقيّـة نِصْف سَوداء
čtvrťová nota
fjerdedelsnode
negyed hangjegy
fjórîungsnóta
ketvirtinė gaida
ceturtdaļnots
štvrťová nota

crotchet

[ˈkrɒtʃɪt] N (Brit) (Mus) → negra f

crotchet

[ˈkrɒtʃɪt] n (MUSIC)noire f

crotchet

n
(Brit Mus) → Viertelnote f; crotchet restViertelpause f
(inf: = cross person) → Miesepeter m (inf)

crotchet

[ˈkrɒtʃɪt] n (Brit) (Mus) → semiminima

crotchet

(ˈkrotʃit) noun
in music, a note equal to half a minim.
References in classic literature ?
Some fatalities come in certain shapes, and some in others -- but this of which I speak has come in the shape of a crotchet.
They have always a crotchet going, till the old man with the scythe reaps and garners them away for troublesome old boys as they are.
She will not remain orbed in a thought, but rushes into persons; and when each person, inflamed to a fury of personality, would conquer all things to his poor crotchet, she raises up against him another person, and by many persons incarnates again a sort of whole.
I mean, sir, the same ancient Catholic Church to which you and I, and Captain Peleg there, and Queequeg here, and all of us, and every mother's son and soul of us belong; the great and everlasting First Congregation of this whole worshipping world; we all belong to that; only some of us cherish some queer crotchets noways touching the grand belief; in that we all join hands.
Deane were less stern in their views, but they both of them thought Tulliver had done enough harm by his hot-tempered crotchets and ought to put them out of the question when a livelihood was offered him; Wakem showed a right feeling about the matter,--
He is perhaps the sanest man and has the fewest crotchets of any I chance to know; the same yesterday and tomorrow.
99, all River Island; cream crotchet top, pounds 25, Top Shop
The comparison also reveals again the crudeness of our monochromatic view of Palestrina as a conservative (and of Victoria's style as fundamentally more colourful and adventurous); Palestrina's psalm-setting is the more harmonically wide-ranging, and while Victoria includes syncopation and crotchet declamation of a type not found in Ad te levavi, such effects certainly occur in Palestrina's other polychoral works.
Consider for a moment the treatment of imitation in the second strain: in this context, are the bass line's crotchet patterns in the second half of bar 20 and the first half of bar 21 to be considered part of the prevailing imitative scheme, or do they serve a different, cadential purpose?