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down-bowor down·bow (doun′bō′)
A stroke made by drawing a bow from handle to tip across the strings of a violin or other bowed instrument.
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(Instruments) a downward stroke of the bow from its nut to its tip across a stringed instrument. Compare up-bow
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(in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow toward the strings. Compare up-bow.
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|Noun||1.||down-bow - a downward stroke from the heel to the tip of the bow|
bow - a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
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