quarter rest


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quarter rest

n. Music
A rest having one-fourth the time value of a whole rest.

quar′ter rest`



n.
a musical rest equal in time value to a quarter note.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.quarter rest - a musical rest having one-fourth the time value of a whole restquarter rest - a musical rest having one-fourth the time value of a whole rest
rest - a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
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For example, a student seeing a quarter rest says "rest"; a half rest, "rest, rest"; and so on.
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HN 347 gives the alternate reading of a quarter note followed by a quarter rest with a footnote reading "Some secondary sources give on 2nd beat quarter-note [c.
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