whole rest

noun

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 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 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 See More

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First Known Use of whole rest

1839, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 Jul 2022

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“Whole rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20rest. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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