noun Music.
(in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow toward the strings, indicated in scores by the symbol (opposed to up-bow ).

1890–95; down1 + bow2 Unabridged
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down-bow (ˈdaʊnˌbəʊ)
Compare up-bow a downward stroke of the bow from its nut to its tip across a stringed instrument

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Example sentences for downbow
A downbow is drawn to the right of the player, and an upbow to the left.
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