American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Music With a bow. Used chiefly as a direction to indicate the resumption of bowing after a pizzicato passage.
- adv. music A note in string instrument musical notation indicating that the bow is to be used in the usual way, usually following a passage that is played pizzicato.
- adj. (of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow
- Italian, from arco ("bow") (Wiktionary)
“Pizzicato is a term that tells a string player to pluck the strings (so basically not use the bow until he sees the term "arco").”
“Another example of herbal treatment for eczema is Pau D'arco which is often referred to as the herb that has immunity enhancing properties.”
“Interstellar Signals" had more gravitas, with Mr. Colley playing arco bass and Mr. Rogers extracting theremin-like sounds from his floorboard electronics set-up.”
“We leave Lake Chapala soon for San Cristóbal and had planned a leisurely drive down the Pacific Coast from Lázaro Cardenas, Michoacan but think we´ll try that new arco rorte autopista that skirts Mexico City on the Chapala to Puebla leg of the journey.”
“Rather than his usual saxophones and brass, Mr. Morris's current ensemble consists mainly of symphonic strings even the double basses are bowed arco, woodwinds, and world-music instruments.”
“On Tuesday, "Easy Living" was less of a soliloquy and more like a love song, passionate and lyrical, a mood accentuated by Mr. Debriano's arco bass solo and Mr. Cables's especially tender harmonic support.”
“There's virtually no distance, geographical or psychological, between the players and the crowds; they sit so close together that bassist Jon Burr could easily spear a buttered roll from a nearby table with his bow whenever he plays arco as when he detoured through "Happy Feet" into "Tico, Tico".”
“Sometimes he transitioned subtly from one tune to another by means of an arco bass solo from Mr. August; at other points he simply stopped playing one composition and started playing the next one without so much as a fermata between them.”
“One of Mr. Evans's own most thoughtful ballads, "Turn Out the Stars," was essayed in an arco solo by Mr. Gomez that contrasted the ballad's soul with a hint of distortion, while Mr. Corea also brought a fair amount of dissonance to an unnamed blues.”
“And even a, simple, arco iris, links many people everywhere, to a feeling of beauty and wonder.”
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