whole rest


Definition of whole rest

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

Examples of whole rest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yes, the Northern Plains and the Heartland was improving and the Rocky Mountain states, but the whole rest of the country had rising cases. CBS News, 24 Jan. 2021 If my aim in life was to save time and money, well, there’s the whole rest of the country just for that! Anne Kadet, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2020 What differentiates The Ministry for the Future from most contemporary fictional future prognostications is that the whole rest of the book is dedicated to reacting to that heat wave and putting measures in place to prevent more such disasters. Christian Holub, EW.com, 14 Oct. 2020 The whole rest of that day seemed a trip back and forth through the small pain in both breasts and my acute awareness of the fact of death in the right one. Audre Lorde, Glamour, 7 Oct. 2020 The whole rest of the presentation was carried out in front of a prototype with broken windows. Wired, 22 Nov. 2019 Currently, San Francisco uses a much more limited manual process to try to avoid prosecutors seeing these things — the city merely removes the first two pages of the document, but prosecutors get to see the whole rest of the report. Sean Hollister, The Verge, 12 June 2019 The three tokenistic soft-conservative columnists, David Brooks, Ross Douthat, and Bret Stephens, are obliged to act as counterweights to the whole rest of the staff, like the three blind mice playing seesaw with Babar. Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, 10 June 2019 Men were in charge of the show, but the whole rest of the writing staff was female, which was very unusual at the time. Sophia Rosenbaum, Time, 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of whole rest

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Whole rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20rest. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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