eighth rest

noun

Definition of 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, "Review: Details Matter in Riccardo Muti’s Precise ‘Aida’," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of eighth rest

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Eighth rest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eighth%20rest. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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