Definition of up-bow in English:

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up-bow

Pronunciation: /ˈəpbō/

noun

(On a stringed instrument) a stroke begun with the tip of the bow and proceeding toward the base. Compare with down-bow.
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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Syllabification: up-bow

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