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quarter rest

noun, Music.
a rest equal in time value to a quarter note.
Origin of quarter rest
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • This left the first third of the measure vacant; and the Composer, interrogated, directed the insertion of a quarter-rest.

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