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Crotchet vs. Quaver — What's the Difference?

Crotchet vs. Quaver — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Crotchet and Quaver

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Crotchet

An odd, whimsical, or stubborn notion.

Quaver

To quiver, as from weakness; tremble.

Crotchet

(Music) See quarter note.

Quaver

To speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound.

Crotchet

A small hook or hooklike structure.
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Quaver

(Music) To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.

Crotchet

(music) A musical note one beat long in 4/4 time.

Quaver

To utter or sing in a trilling voice.

Crotchet

(obsolete) A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

Quaver

A quivering sound.

Crotchet

A hook-shaped instrument, especially as used in obstetric surgery.

Quaver

A trill.

Crotchet

(archaic) A whim or a fancy.

Quaver

An eighth note.

Crotchet

A forked support; a crotch.

Quaver

A trembling shake.

Crotchet

An indentation in the glacis of the covered way, at a point where a traverse is placed.

Quaver

A trembling of the voice, as in speaking or singing.

Crotchet

(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.

Quaver

(music) an eighth note, drawn as a crotchet (quarter note) with a tail.

Crotchet

(printing) A square bracket.

Quaver

To shake in a trembling manner.

Crotchet

(obsolete) to play music in measured time

Quaver

(intransitive) To use the voice in a trembling manner, as in speaking or singing.

Crotchet

Archaic form of crochet

Quaver

(transitive) To utter quaveringly.

Crotchet

A forked support; a crotch.
The crotchets of their cot in columns rise.

Quaver

To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.

Crotchet

A time note, with a stem, having one fourth the value of a semibreve, one half that of a minim, and twice that of a quaver; a quarter note.

Quaver

Especially, to shake the voice; to utter or form sound with rapid or tremulous vibrations, as in singing; also, to trill on a musical instrument

Crotchet

An indentation in the glacis of the covered way, at a point where a traverse is placed.

Quaver

To utter with quavers.
We shall hear her quavering them . . . to some sprightly airs of the opera.

Crotchet

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.

Quaver

A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music.

Crotchet

A bracket. See Bracket.

Quaver

An eighth note. See Eighth.

Crotchet

An instrument of a hooked form, used in certain cases in the extraction of a fetus.

Quaver

A tremulous sound

Crotchet

A perverse fancy; a whim which takes possession of the mind; a conceit.
He ruined himself and all that trusted in him by crotchets that he could never explain to any rational man.

Quaver

A musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note

Crotchet

To play music in measured time.

Quaver

Give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

Crotchet

A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

Quaver

Sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below

Crotchet

A musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note

Crotchet

A strange attitude or habit

Crotchet

A small tool or hook-like implement

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