adverb Music.

(of the performance of a passage for stringed instruments) with the bow.

Origin of arco

1730–40; < Italian: bow < Latin arcus. See arc Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for arco

Historical Examples of arco

  • Not so the Arco San Andres, the other great gate, to the starboard.

    Northern Spain

    Edgar T. A. Wigram

  • The arch, in the wall close to the temple, is known as Arco dei Pantani.

    Walks in Rome

    Augustus J.C. Hare

  • I had with me two of the younger Eskimos, Arco and Kudlooktoo, two sledges and sixteen dogs.

    The North Pole

    Robert E. Peary

  • Arco, a town of Tyrol, near Lake Garda, a favourite winter resort of invalids.

  • Under the Arco Oscuro the country loomed in sight; the first trees were visible beyond the walls.