Definition of Whole rest

1. Noun. A musical rest equal in duration to four beats in common time.

Generic synonyms: Rest



Definition of Whole rest

1. Noun. (music) 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. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A symbol used in musical notation drawn as a solid rectangle directly below the line above the middle line of a staff whose height is half the distance between lines. ¹

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