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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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Adj.1.arco - (of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow
bowed - of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
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