- Music an email that links two consonant pitches by stepwise movement and in most cases takes place on a weak beat. Also called passing tone.
- In songs, an unessential or discordant tone melodically along with harmonically important shades, either among them or after that above or below them. Such accessory shades usually are unaccented.
- a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notes
- a character including a passing tone.
Hypernym for "passing note"
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