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eighth rest

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noun Music.
  1. a rest equal in time value to an eighth note.

Origin of eighth rest

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • The Composer directed the insertion of an eighth-rest at the beginning of the bar.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland