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noun 
  1. A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook.
  2. needlework made using such a hooked needle
  3. (music) A musical note one beat long in 4/4 time.
  4. (archaic) a whim or a fancy
Translations: 
  • French: noire
  • German: Viertelnote
  • Italian: semiminima
  • Spanish: negra
verb 
  1. To make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle
Etymology: From Old French crochet ("small hook"), from croc (with diminutive suffix -et), from Old Norse krókr ("hook"). The musical note was named so because of a small hook on its stem in black notation (in modern notation this hook is on the quaver/eighth note).


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