eighth rest


: a musical rest corresponding in time value to an eighth note

Examples of eighth rest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For his part, Mr. Muti has responded with Verdi interpretations that are pledges of allegiance to each marking in the music, each 16th rest (never to be confused with an eighth rest, so help him God). Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 23 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eighth rest was in 1839

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“Eighth rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eighth%20rest. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

eighth rest

: a musical rest equal in time to an eighth note
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