Also, an older slang term still used in some communities (i.e. Jamaican) to denote a man who habitually dresses as a woman.

Pass"ing (?), n.

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. Longfellow.

 

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Pass"ing, a.

1.

Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.

2.

Exceeding; surpassing, eminent.

Chaucer. "Her passing deformity."

Shak.

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.

 

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Pass"ing, adv.

Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange.

"You apprehend passing shrewdly."

Shak.

 

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