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

  • passing tone — noun see passing note …   New Collegiate 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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  • Passing (racial identity) — Examples US civil rights leader Walter Francis White (who was blond haired, blue eyed, and very pale skinned), the chief executive of the NAACP from 1929 until his death in 1955, was of mixed race and mostly white ancestry. Five of his great… …   Wikipedia

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