Difference between needlework-crotchet and crotchet




  1. a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
  2. a strange attitude or habit
  3. a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
  4. a small tool or hooklike implement


Lord Furnival is getting a little crotchety over my dilatory ways.

Hand-made cotton crotchet over piano (traditional Portuguese crotchet)

He was crotchety and cantankerous, but he was always a familiar face to see on the scene.

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