Dictionary.com

down-bow

[ doun-boh ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌboʊ /
Save This Word!

noun Music.
(in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow toward the strings, indicated in scores by the symbol  (opposed to up-bow).
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of down-bow

First recorded in 1890–95; down1 + bow2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use down-bow in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for down-bow

down-bow
/ (ˈdaʊnˌbəʊ) /

noun
a downward stroke of the bow from its nut to its tip across a stringed instrumentCompare up-bow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK