adverb or adjective

ar·​co ˈär-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce arco (audio)
: with the bow
usually used as a direction in music for players of stringed instruments
compare pizzicato

Word History


Italian, from arco bow, from Latin arcus — more at arrow

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arco was in 1806

Dictionary Entries Near arco

Cite this Entry

“Arco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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