[ uhp-boh ]
/ ˈʌpˌboʊ /


(in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke toward the heel of the bow: indicated in scores by the symbol V (opposed to down-bow).


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Origin of up-bow

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for up-bow

/ (ˈʌpˌbəʊ) /


a stroke of the bow from its tip to its nut on a stringed instrumentCompare down-bow
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