Definition of half rest in English:

half rest


North American
  • A musical rest lasting the length of a minim.

    ‘it is easy to insert a double whole note or a half rest’
    • ‘Telling the difference between a half rest and whole rest at a glance often causes people grief.’
    • ‘The interface of the program makes it easy to insert a double whole note or a half rest.’
    • ‘The half rest takes the place of two quarter rests only in cases where the measure in simple time can be divided into two equal halves.’
    • ‘He was very proud to show me that he can correctly make B and A on his recorder, as well as quarter rests and half rests.’
    • ‘A whole rest gets 4 beats, a half rest gets 2 beats, and a quarter rest gets 1 beat.’
    • ‘The intro was added to highlight the half rest, which is being taught on that page.’
    • ‘In another place, you have a rest that is accidentally written as three triplet quarter rests, rather than a half rest.’
    • ‘A half rest occupies the same amount of time as a half note.’
    • ‘I was trying to find musical notations for a quarter rest and half rest on the charts.’
    • ‘I drew in the half rest below the staff for clarity.’