quarter rest


: a musical rest corresponding in time value to a quarter note

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quarter rest was circa 1851

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“Quarter rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarter%20rest. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

quarter rest

: a musical rest equal in time to a quarter note
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