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quar·ter rest

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  1. quarter restnoun

    a musical rest having one-fourth the time value of a whole rest


  1. quarter restnoun

    A rest of the same duration as a quarter note.


  1. quarter rest

    A quarter note (American) or crotchet ( KROTCH-it)"Collins Dictionary". (British) is a musical note played for one quarter of the duration of a whole note (or semibreve). Quarter notes are notated with a filled-in oval note head and a straight, flagless stem. The stem usually points upwards if it is below the middle line of the staff, and downwards if it is on or above the middle line. An upward stem is placed on the right side of the notehead, a downward stem is placed on the left (see image). The Unicode symbol is U+2669 (♩). A quarter rest (or crotchet rest) denotes a silence of the same duration as a quarter note. It typically appears as the symbol , or occasionally, as the older symbol .


  1. quarter rest

    A quarter rest is a symbol in music notation that signifies a pause or silence for the duration of a quarter note. This means that no musical sound is produced for that specific duration in the music piece. It is often represented by a squiggly vertical line.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quarter rest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quarter rest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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