from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rest equivalent to a half-note; a minim-rest, .


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  • The terms applied to these rests vary in different authorities, but it will be noted that the _pausa_, _semi-pausa_, and _suspirum_ correspond respectively to the double-whole-rest, whole-rest, and half-rest in use at present.

    Music Notation and Terminology

  • The first hour of this freedom rested them more than the whole six weeks that they had been getting half-rest, with the burden still upon their thought and always waiting for their hands.

    A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.

  • We had walked well and stoutly, -- the sort of half-rest which we enjoyed the day before giving fresh vigour to our limbs, -- so that between two and three o'clock we ventured to calculate that Liebenau could not be far distant.

    Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II


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