Definitions for half rest

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

half′ rest`(n.)

  1. a musical rest equal in time value to one half note.

    Category: Music and Dance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. half rest(noun)

    a musical rest having the time value of half a whole rest or equal in duration to two beats in common time


  1. half rest(Noun)

    A half rest is a pause or interval of silence equal in duration to two quarter rests or one half of a whole rest. In common or 4/4 time, its duration is two beats.

  2. half rest(Noun)

    A symbol used in musical notation drawn as a solid rectangle directly above the middle line of a staff whose height is half the distance between lines.


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