Definition of passing-by in English:

passing-by

noun

  • The action of going or travelling by; the passage of time.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in 2nd Baron Berners (c1467–1533), soldier, diplomat, and translator. From passing + by, after to pass by.

Pronunciation

passing-by

/ˌpasɪŋˈbʌɪ//ˌpɑːsɪŋˈbʌɪ/