: a stroke in playing a bowed instrument (such as a violin) in which the bow is drawn across the strings from the frog to the tip

Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of down-bow was in 1722

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“Down-bow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down-bow. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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