a punta d'arco

[ ah poo n-tuh dahr-koh; Italian ah poon-tah dahr-kaw ]
/ ɑ ˌpʊn tə ˈdɑr koʊ; Italian ɑ ˌpun tɑ ˈdɑr kɔ /

adverb Music.

(of performance of a musical passage for a stringed instrument) with the point of the bow.

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Origin of a punta d'arco

From Italian; see origin at ad-, point, arc
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