Crotchet vs Humor - What's the difference?

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Crotchet is a related term of humor.

As nouns the difference between crotchet and humor

is that crotchet is (music) a musical note one beat long in 4/4 time while humor is mood, temper.

As a verb crotchet

is to make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle; to crochet.



(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


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


  • (punctuation) bracket
  • Derived terms





    (en noun)
  • * 1763 , (Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz), History of Louisisana (PG), p. 40
  • For some days a fistula lacrymalis had come into my left eye, which discharged an humour , when pressed, that portended danger.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.}}


    (en verb)
  • I know you don't believe my story, but humor me for a minute and imagine it to be true.


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