3.1.73 MultiMeasureRest

MultiMeasureRest objects are created by: Multi_measure_rest_engraver.

Standard settings:

expand-limit (integer):


Maximum number of measures expanded in church rests.

hair-thickness (number):


Thickness of the thin line in a bar line.

padding (dimension, in staff space):


Add this much extra space between objects that are next to each other.

round-up-exceptions (list):


A list of pairs where car is the numerator and cdr the denominator of a moment. Each pair in this list means that the multi-measure rests of the corresponding length will be rounded up to the longer rest. See round-up-to-longer-rest.

spacing-pair (pair):

'(break-alignment . break-alignment)

A pair of alignment symbols which set an object’s spacing relative to its left and right BreakAlignments.

For example, a MultiMeasureRest will ignore prefatory items at its bounds (i.e., clefs, key signatures and time signatures) using the following override:

\override MultiMeasureRest
  #'spacing-pair = #'(staff-bar . staff-bar)
springs-and-rods (boolean):


Dummy variable for triggering spacing routines.

stencil (stencil):


The symbol to print.

thick-thickness (number):


Bar line thickness, measured in line-thickness.

usable-duration-logs (list):

'(-3 -2 -1 0)

List of duration-logs that can be used in typesetting the grob.

Y-extent (pair of numbers):

#<unpure-pure-container #<primitive-procedure ly:multi-measure-rest::height> >

Extent (size) in the Y direction, measured in staff-space units, relative to object’s reference point.

Y-offset (number):

#<unpure-pure-container #<primitive-procedure ly:staff-symbol-referencer::callback> >

The vertical amount that this object is moved relative to its Y-parent.

This object supports the following interface(s): font-interface, grob-interface, multi-measure-interface, multi-measure-rest-interface, rest-interface, spanner-interface and staff-symbol-referencer-interface.

Internals Reference v2.18.2 (stable-branch).