Half Rest

Minim Rest

A half-rest (also known as "half-note-rest" or "minim rest") has the same value as a half-note, and also half of the value of a whole-rest.

In a 4/4 time signature (Common Time), a half-rest refers to a pause of a half-measure.

In a five-line musical staff, the half-rest is marked below the third line (the lowest line is the first).