Crotchet vs Stunt - What's the difference?

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Crotchet is a related term of stunt.

As nouns the difference between crotchet and stunt

is that crotchet is (music) a musical note one beat long in 4/4 time while stunt is stunt.

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




    Etymology 1



    (en noun)
  • A daring or dangerous feat, often involving the display of gymnastic skills.
  • (archaic) skill
  • * 1912 , Stratemeyer Syndicate, Baseball Joe on the School Nine Chapter 1
  • "See if you can hit the barrel, Joe," urged George Bland. "A lot of us have missed it, including Peaches, who seems to think his particular stunt is high throwing."
  • A special means of rushing the quarterback done to confuse the opposing team's offensive line.
  • Derived terms
    * publicity stunt * stunt double * stuntman * stuntperson * stuntwoman

    Etymology 2

    From dialectal . More at (l).


    (en verb)
  • To check or hinder the growth or development of.
  • Some have said smoking stunts your growth.
    The politician timed his announcement to stunt any surge in the polls his opponent might gain from the convention.
  • (cheerleading) To perform a stunt.
  • (intransitive, slang, AAVE) To show off; to posture.
  • * Hussein Fatal (Bruce Washington), I Don't Like That (rap song)
  • I don't like his style, and he always stuntin' .


    (en noun)
  • A check in growth.
  • That which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing.
  • A two-year-old whale, which, having been weaned, is lean and yields little blubber.
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