Definition of up-bow in English:


Syllabification: up-bow
Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌbō


  • (On a stringed instrument) a stroke begun with the tip of the bow and proceeding toward the base. Compare with down-bow.
    More example sentences
    • His bow technique is very sound, and his up-bows are especially elegant.
    • If you were to use all single bow strokes, you would start with an up-bow on the first quarter note.
    • The down-bow and up-bow should be seen and felt as almost one, unending movement.

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