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 Anyone who cites these examples as proof that one person might be right while the whole rest of the world is wrong is being neither honest nor historically accurate. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2015 And then the whole rest of it is dealing with the consequences of these many years of him being imprisoned. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 23 Aug. 2022 And that was kind of bothering me throughout the whole rest of the year. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 24 June 2022 So how does something in this tiny region influence the whole rest of it? Quanta Magazine, 18 May 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Whole rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20rest. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

whole rest

: a musical rest equal in time to a whole note
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