Passing note
Passing Pass"ing, a. 1. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing. [1913 Webster]

2. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent. --Chaucer. ``Her passing deformity.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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 harmony. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • passing note — or passing tone n. Music a note not part of a harmonic scheme but introduced for ornamentation or for smoother transition from one tone or chord to another …   English World dictionary

  • passing note — noun a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notes • Syn: ↑passing tone • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑musical note, ↑tone …   Useful english dictionary

  • passing note — Music. a note that is foreign to a harmony and is introduced between two successive chord tones in order to produce a melodic transition. Also called passing tone. [1720 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • passing note — pass′ing note n. mad a musical note that is foreign to a harmony and is introduced between two successive chord tones in order to produce a melodic transition. Also called pass′ing tone • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • passing note — noun Date: 1730 a nonharmonic tone interposed between essential harmonic tones of adjacent chords called also passing tone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • passing note — noun Music a note not belonging to the harmony but interposed to secure a smooth transition …   English new terms dictionary

  • passing note — /ˈpasɪŋ noʊt/ (say pahsing noht) noun a note foreign to the harmony, introduced between two successive chords in order to produce a melodic transition …   Australian English dictionary

  • passing-note — англ. [па/синг но/ут] проходящая нота …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • passing-note — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Passing — Pass ing, a. 1. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing. [1913 Webster] 2. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent. Chaucer. Her passing deformity. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Passing note} (Mus.), a character… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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