Whole-rest definition

A rest having the value of four beats in common time.
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(music) A whole rest is a pause or interval of silence equal in duration to two half rests or one half of a breve rest. In common or 4/4 time, its duration is four beats.
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(music) A symbol used in musical notation drawn as a solid rectangle directly below the line above the middle line of a staff whose height is half the distance between lines.
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Noun

Singular:
whole-rest
Plural:
whole-rests