Quirk vs Crotchet - What's the difference?

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Quirk is a related term of crotchet.


In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between quirk and crotchet

is that quirk is (archaic) a quibble, evasion, or subterfuge while crotchet is (archaic) a whim or a fancy.

As nouns the difference between quirk and crotchet

is that quirk is an idiosyncrasy; a slight glitch, mannerism; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone while crotchet is (music) a musical note one beat long in 4/4 time.

As verbs the difference between quirk and crotchet

is that quirk is (ambitransitive) to move with a wry jerk while crotchet is to make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle; to crochet.

quirk

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • an idiosyncrasy; a slight glitch, mannerism; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone
  • The car steers cleanly, but the gearshift has a few quirks .
  • (architecture) An acute angle dividing a molding; a groove that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit
  • (archaic) A quibble, evasion, or subterfuge.
  • Derived terms

    * quirky

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) To move with a wry jerk.
  • He quirked an eyebrow.
    The corners of her mouth quirked .

    crotchet

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) A musical note one beat long in 4/4 time.
  • A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook (obsolete except in crochet hook).
  • (archaic) a whim or a fancy
  • * 1843 , '', book 3, chapter XIII, ''Democracy
  • Thou who walkest in a vain shew, looking out with ornamental dilettante sniff and serene supremacy at all Life and all Death; and amblest jauntily; perking up thy poor talk into crotchets , thy poor conduct into fatuous somnambulisms
  • * De Quincey
  • He ruined himself and all that trusted in him by crotchets that he could never explain to any rational man.
  • A forked support; a crotch.
  • * Dryden
  • The crotchets of their cot in columns rise.
  • (military, historical) An indentation in the glacis of the covered way, at a point where a traverse is placed.
  • (military) 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.
  • (printing) A bracket.
  • Synonyms

    * (musical note) quarter note (US)

    Derived terms

    * crotchety

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle; to crochet
  • (obsolete) to play music in measured time
  • (Donne)
    ---- ==Jèrriais==

    Noun

    (m)
  • (punctuation) bracket
  • Derived terms

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