a modulation of a temporary nature.
noun, Music. 1. a note that is foreign to a harmony and is introduced between two successive chord tones in order to produce a melodic transition. noun 1. (music) a nonharmonic note through which a melody passes from one harmonic note to the next Compare auxiliary note
noun, Tennis. 1. a shot played to one side of and beyond the reach of an opponent coming to or stationed at the net. noun 1. (tennis) a winning shot hit outside an opponent’s reach
- Passing strange
adverb exceedingly bizarre Word Origin 1749
[pash-uh n] /ˈpæʃ ən/ noun 1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. 2. strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor. 3. strong sexual desire; lust. 4. an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire. 5. a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire. 6. a […]