down-bow

noun
\ ˈdau̇n-ˌbō How to pronounce down-bow (audio) \

Definition of down-bow

: 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

First Known Use of down-bow

1722, in the meaning defined above

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“Down-bow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down-bow. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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