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adv. & adj. Music
With a bow. Used chiefly as a direction to indicate the resumption of bowing after a pizzicato passage.
[Italian, bow, from Latin arcus.]
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a musical direction for instruments of the violin family indicating that the bow should be used (as opposed to plucking)
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