: a stroke in playing a bowed instrument in which the bow is moved across the strings from the tip to the heel

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of up-bow was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Up-bow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up-bow. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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