from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bowed: in music for bowed instruments, marking passages to be played with the bow: opposed to pizzicato.
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George Hogarth, the musical critic, writes about Paganini's “running up and down a single string, from the nut to the bridge, for ten minutes together, or playing with the bow and the fingers of his right hand, mingling pizzicato and arcato notes with the dexterity of an Indian juggler.”
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