whole rest
noun Date: 1851 a musical rest corresponding in time value to a whole note

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  • whole rest — whole′ rest n. mad a musical rest equivalent in duration to a whole note • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • whole rest — noun a musical rest equal in duration to four beats in common time • Hypernyms: ↑rest * * * noun : a musical rest corresponding in value to a whole note * * * Music. a rest equivalent in duration to a whole note. See illus. under rest2. [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • whole rest — noun a) A whole rest is a pause or interval of silence equal in duration to two half rests or one half of a breve rest. In common or 4/4 time, its duration is four beats. b) A symbol used in musical notation drawn as a solid rectangle directly… …   Wiktionary

  • whole rest — Music. a rest equivalent in duration to a whole note. See illus. under rest2. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rest (music) — Pause as weak interior cadence from Lassus s Qui vult venire post me, mm. 3 5   …   Wikipedia

  • Whole note — In music, a whole note (American or German terminology) or semibreve (British or classical terminology) is a note represented by a hollow oval note head, like a half note (or minim ), and no note stem (see Figure 1). Its length is typically equal …   Wikipedia

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  • Rest — Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G. ruhe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rest house — Rest Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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