Definition of Bowing

1. Noun. Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting.

Exact synonyms: Bow, Obeisance
Generic synonyms: Reverence, Gesture, Motion
Specialized synonyms: Genuflection, Genuflexion, Kotow, Kowtow, Scrape, Scraping, Salaam
Derivative terms: Bow, Bow, Bow



2. Adjective. Showing an excessively deferential manner.
Exact synonyms: Bowed
Similar to: Submissive

3. Noun. Managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument. "The violinist's bowing was excellent"
Generic synonyms: Playing
Specialized synonyms: Spiccato, Spiccato Bowing

Definition of Bowing

1. n. The act or art of managing the bow in playing on stringed instruments.

Definition of Bowing

1. Verb. (present participle of bow) (''bend'') ¹

2. Noun. The act of bending at the waist, as a sign of respect or greeting. ¹

3. Noun. A bending. ¹

4. Noun. A technique for bowing a musical instrument, such as a violin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bowing

1. the technique of managing the bow of a stringed instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowing

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bowfront
bowge
bowget
bowgets
bowgrace
bowgraces
bowhead
bowhead whale
bowhead whales
bowheads
bowhunter
bowhunters
bowhunting
bowieite
bowing (current term)
bowing out
bowingly
bowings
bowk
bowked
bowkin
bowknot
bowknots
bowks
bowl
bowl-off
bowl-out
bowl-outs

Literary usage of Bowing

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1. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1884)
"The Canons of 1604 had church. enjoined upon congregations the duty of expressing reverence by bowing their heads whenever the name of Jesus was uttered. ..."

2. Violin Teaching and Violin Study: Rules and Hints for Teachers and Students by Eugene Gruenberg (1919)
"/In order to become efficient in the art of bowing, the (student must ... The most common expressions in the modern art of bowing are: (1) (WB) Whole bow ..."

3. Violin Playing as I Teach it by Leopold Auer (1921)
"... or sustained tones—sons files the French call them—which we have described in the preceding chapter, forms the foundation of all bowing V technique. ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1834)
"With lingering sorrow from the place they go- Ezekiel bowing kissed the virgin's cheek. Long years — even till his death — his heart would there Have kept ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This homage was afterward transferred to the emperors, by bowing or kneeling, laying hold of the imperial robe, and then pressing the hand to the lips. ..."

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