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whole rest

noun, Music.
a rest equivalent in duration to a whole note.
Origin of whole rest
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I chuckled over it from time to time for the whole rest of the day.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • But that year was worth the whole rest of life put together.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
  • Her eyes said so much that I think I could write the whole rest of the night about them.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • He was the man she wanted; the whole rest of the world was nothing in comparison to him.

    The Price of Love

    Arnold Bennett
  • Add six drachms of pulverized alum, stir with a brush to quicken the solution of the salt, and let the whole rest 20 minutes.

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