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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small tool or hooklike implement; A strange attitude or habit; A musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note; A sharp curve or crook.

Usage examples (37)
  • Its measure contains three crotchets or their equivalent; it is counted as three lively beats.
  • Here you have just that kind of crotchet that I am going to deal with.
  • And it was not just a fantasm, not just a crotchet.
  • Got olives and a crotchet hook and other food goodies for more
Tutoring comment
  • Her oddest "crotchet" (an odd kind of trick) was to sit up in the "crotched" (angled by the separation of two parts like branches) part of the tree and "crochet" (a type of knitting using a single needle).
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