(in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke toward the heel of the bow: indicated in scores by the symbol V (opposed to down-bow ).


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up-bow (ˈʌpˌbəʊ)
Compare down-bow a stroke of the bow from its tip to its nut on a stringed instrument

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