Passing

Definition of Passing

Pass´ing
n.1.The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.
Passing bell
a tolling of a bell to announce that a soul is passing, or has passed, from its body (formerly done to invoke prayers for the dying); also, a tolling during the passing of a funeral procession to the grave, or during funeral ceremonies.
- Sir W. Scott.
a.1.Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.
2.Exceeding; surpassing, eminent.
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.
adv.1.Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange.

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