Dotted rest
Dotted Dot"ted, a. Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects. [1913 Webster]

{Dotted note} (Mus.), a note followed by a dot to indicate an increase of length equal to one half of its simple value; thus, a dotted semibreve is equal to three minims, and a dotted quarter to three eighth notes.

{Dotted rest}, a rest lengthened by a dot in the same manner as a dotted note. [1913 Webster]

Note: Notes and rests are sometimes followed by two dots, to indicate an increase of length equal to three quarters of their simple value, and they are then said to be double-dotted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • double-dotted rest — double dotted note or double dotted rest noun (music) One whose length is increased by three quarters, marked by two dots placed after it • • • Main Entry: ↑double …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dotted — Dot ted, a. Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects. [1913 Webster] {Dotted note} (Mus.), a note followed by a dot to indicate an increase of length equal to one half of its simple value; thus, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • dotted note — or dotted rest noun (music) One whose length is increased by one half by a dot placed after it • • • Main Entry: ↑dot …   Useful english dictionary

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