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crotchet

1. Music a note having the time value of a quarter of a semibreve
2. Zoology a small notched or hooked process, as in an insect

crotchet

Obsolete term for crocket.
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73) This means that, unlike the standard beat 1 and beat 3 rock bass drum pattern described above, the bass drum beat on the first crotchet of a 4/4 bar is often omitted, or 'dropped'.
Write the only editorial in the country that will appear from your particular point of view--a product of your unique experience, knowledge, wisdom, viewpoint, crotchets and insights.
The exhibition became a truly phenomenological experience and the vocabulary of the abstract tradition found itself revived in the image of these metal crotchets, platforms, and lengths of rubber motorized and mounted on rollers, which, in the course of their displacements, established an endless number of possible configurations, a multitude of drawings in space.
Sing of the nature of women, and then the song shall be surely full of variety, old crotchets and most sweet closes; it shall be humourous, grave, fantastic, amorous, melancholy, sprightly, one in all, and all in one.
As with Boyle and many others, Kircher also invited Evelyn "into his owne study, where he with Dutch patience showed us his perpetual motions, Catoptrics, Magnetical experiments, Modells, and a thousand other crotchets and devises.
I am wagering, both in a Cartesian and a Pascalian vein, on the informing pressure of a real presence in the semantic markers which generate Oedipus the King or Madame Bovary; in the pigments or incisions which externalize Grunewald's Issenheim triptych or Brancusi's Bird; in the notes, crotchets, markings of tempo and volume which actualize Schubert's posthumous Quintet.
She reveals few tabloid-style secrets about their marriage (he insisted on twin beds), but she does enlighten those balletomanes who may have been wondering about his working habits, personality, and crotchets (he thought The Red Shoes silly and found Massine's performance particularly annoying).
However, every instructor in the course of time builds up his own set of crotchets and pet peeves which he cannot readily forego when looking at someone else's work.
His book editor alter ego Cavedagna is intimate with all the mechanics of bookmaking, all the crotchets of authors.
6) The English composer Michael Balfe tried five-time in the 1860s, but puzzled some of his audience: 'A curious effect is produced in a portion of the sonata, by the use of five-four time (five crotchets to a bar), which conveys, somehow, the impression of alternate three-four and two-four time.
I wrote that the "club has decided its future lies in crotches rather than crotchets.