1. [syn: passing note, passing tone]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Passing \Pass"ing\, a.
1. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond,
through, or away; departing.
2. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent. --Chaucer. "Her passing
Passing note (Mus.), a character including a passing tone.
Passing tone (Mus.), a tone introduced between two other
tones, on an unaccented portion of a measure, for the sake
of smoother melody, but forming no essential part of the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic
notes [syn: passing note, passing tone]