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