from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music A rest having the value of four beats in common time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a musical rest equal in duration to four beats in common time


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