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Definition of Crotchet

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Bracket Brack"et, n. [Cf.OF. braguette codpiece, F. brayette, Sp. bragueta, also a projecting mold in architecture; dim. fr.L. bracae breeches; cf. also, OF. bracon beam, prop, support; of unknown origin. Cf. Breeches.] 1. (Arch.) An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office. Note: This is the more general word. See Brace, Cantalever, Console, Corbel, Strut. 2. (Engin. & Mech.) A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles. 3. (Naut.) A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support. 4. (Mil.) The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage. 5. (Print.) One of two characters [], used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; -- called also crotchet. 6. A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like. Bracket light, a gas fixture or a lamp attached to a wall, column, etc.
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Crotchet Crotch"et, v. i. To play music in measured time. [Obs.] --Donne.
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Crotchet 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. --Dryden. 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.

Meaning of Crotchet from wikipedia

- A quarter note (American) or crotchet (/ˈkrɒtʃɪt/ KROTCH-it)"Collins Dictionary". (British) is a musical note pla**** for one quarter of the duration of...
- Crotchet Castle is the sixth novel by Thomas Love Pea****, first published in 1831. As in his earlier novel Headlong Hall, Pea**** ****embles a group of...
- whole note (or semibreve) and twice the duration of a quarter note (or crotchet). It was given its Latin name (minima, meaning "least or smallest") because...
- simultaneously with the 16th left-hand semiquaver. The pseudonym "Dotted Crotchet" was used by the jounalist and editor of The Musical Times, Frederick George...
- last, generally as a multiplier of a measure or whole note. The quarter (crotchet) rest (𝄽) may also be found as a form in older music. The four-measure...
- separate pair of prolegs by the ****, which have a pair of tiny hooks called crotchets. These aid in gripping and walking, especially in species that lack many...
- Lyttleton, who promises to award points to anyone who is "Within a gnat's crotchet" or "a midge's minim". He then recites Bruce Forsyth's catchphrase from...
- is altered. While much music typically has a backbeat on quarter note (crotchet) beats two and four, half time would increase the interval between backbeats...
- Misfortunes of Elphin founded upon Welsh traditions, and in 1831 the novel Crotchet Castle, the most mature and thoroughly characteristic of all his works...
- denominator of the time signature. For instance, in 4 4 the beat will be a crotchet, or quarter note. This measurement and indication of tempo became increasingly...