from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See passing note.
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- n. a non-harmonic tone that is a second lower than a note in one chord and a second higher than a note in the other chord
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notes
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