half rest

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A half rest on a musical staff

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half rest (plural half rests)

  1. (music) 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. (music) 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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