Definition and background:
A pause or rest having the time duration of one thirty-second of the time duration of a whole rest. See also [Am.] Thirty-second rest; [Br.] Demisemiquaver rest; [Fr.] Huiti'me de soupir; [Ger.] Zweiunddreissigstelpause; [It.] Pausa di biscroma; [Sp.] Pausas de Fusa.
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