down-bow
noun Date: 1883 a stroke in playing a bowed instrument (as a violin) in which the bow is drawn across the strings from the frog to the tip

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  • down-bow — n. (Music) a downward stroke from the heel to the tip of the bow, in bowing a stringed instrument. Contrasted with {up bow}, when the bow is moved in the opposite direction. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down-bow — down′ bow [[t]boʊ[/t]] n. mad (in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow toward the strings, indicated in scores by the symbol ||downbow Compare up bow • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • down-bow — [doun′bō΄] n. 1. a stroke on a violin, cello, etc. in which the bow is drawn across the strings from the frog to the tip 2. a sign (⊓) indicating this …   English World dictionary

  • Down bow — A representation of a Down bow mark on a stave The position of the frog on a bow A Down bow is a technique of bowing played on bowed, string instruments. The pla …   Wikipedia

  • down-bow — noun a downward stroke from the heel to the tip of the bow • Hypernyms: ↑bow * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌbō noun : a stroke in playing a bowed instrument (as a violin) from the heel toward the point of the bow contrasted with up bow; symbol ∧ or ⊓ * * * /down… …   Useful english dictionary

  • down-bow — /down boh /, n. Music. (in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow toward the strings. [1890 95; DOWN1 + BOW2] * * * …   Universalium

  • down-bow — /ˈdaʊn boʊ/ (say down boh) noun (in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow towards the strings, indicated in scores by the symbol ⊓ (opposed to up bow) …   Australian English dictionary

  • bow — I BENDING OR SUBMITTING bows, bowing, bowed (Pronounced [[t]ba͟ʊ[/t]] in bow 1 and 2, and [[t]bo͟ʊ[/t]] in bow 3.) 1) VERB When you bow to someone, you briefly bend your body towards them as a formal way of greeting them or showing respect. [V to …   English dictionary

  • bow — Synonyms and related words: A string, Amati, Cremona, D string, E string, G string, S curve, Strad, Stradivari, Stradivarius, accost, address, angle, arc, arch, bass, bass viol, beak, bend, bend back, bend the knee, bend the neck, bend to,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bow — [baʊ] verb I 1) [I] to bend your body forwards from the waist in order to show respect for someone 2) [I/T] to bend your head forwards so that you are looking down • bow out bow to sth/sb II noun [C] bow [baʊ] 1) a forward movement of the top… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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