sixteenth rest


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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sixteenth rest was circa 1890

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“Sixteenth rest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

sixteenth rest

: a musical rest equal in time to a sixteenth note
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