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Meaning of down-bow

down-bow

Pronunciation: (doun'bō"), [key]
— n. Music.
  1. (in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow toward the strings, indicated in scores by the symbol &downbow; (opposed to up-bow).
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