crotchet

Primary Meanings of crotchet

1.
n
a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
2.
n
a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
3.
n
a strange attitude or habit
Full Definitions of crotchet
1

n a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

Synonyms:
hook
Types:
uncus
(biology) any hook-shaped process or part
Type of:
curve, curved shape
the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

n a small tool or hooklike implement

Type of:
hook
a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
2

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

Synonyms:
quarter note
Type of:
musical note, note, tone
a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
3

n a strange attitude or habit

Synonyms:
oddity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness
Type of:
strangeness, unfamiliarity
unusualness as a consequence of not being well known

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