down-bow(redirected from downbow)
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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.
(Instruments) a downward stroke of the bow from its nut to its tip across a stringed instrument. Compare up-bow
(in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow toward the strings. Compare up-bow.