an odd fancy or whimsical notion.
a small hook.
a hooklike device or part.
Entomology. a small, hooklike process.
Music. Chiefly British. a quarter note.
a curved surgical instrument with a sharp hook.
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How to use crotchet in a sentence
Mr. Webster could not have hit my crotchet more exactly, if he had taken aim at it on purpose.Mike Marble | Uncle Frank
Mediocrity had only seen the gawky stripling, with his moonstruck air, and pestilent habit of trying some new crotchet.Heroes of the Telegraph | J. Munro
Where these means fail, and it is impossible to extract the child alive, the blunt hook or crotchet must be employed.
She put her foot down 29 on this little crotchet, and pressed this passing desire out of sight.Girls of the Forest | L. T. Meade
I have hinted to you about this crotchet of poor Charles for a long time; I was forced to do so.Ravenshoe | Henry Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for crotchet
music a note having the time value of a quarter of a semibreve: Usual US and Canadian name: quarter note
a small hook or hooklike device
a perverse notion
zoology a small notched or hooked process, as in an insect
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