Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective With a bow. Used chiefly as a direction to indicate the resumption of bowing after a pizzicato passage.

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  • adverb 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.

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  • adjective (of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, bow, from Latin arcus.]

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Italian, from arco ("bow")

Examples

  • 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").

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  • Another example of herbal treatment for eczema is Pau D'arco which is often referred to as the herb that has immunity enhancing properties.

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  • Another example of herbal treatment for eczema is Pau D'arco which is often referred to as the herb that has immunity enhancing properties.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • "Interstellar Signals" had more gravitas, with Mr. Colley playing arco bass and Mr. Rogers extracting theremin-like sounds from his floorboard electronics set-up.

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  • "Interstellar Signals" had more gravitas, with Mr. Colley playing arco bass and Mr. Rogers extracting theremin-like sounds from his floorboard electronics set-up.

    The Sound Way Down in the Underground

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Things Are Rarely As They Seem in OZ

  • 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.

    Things Are Rarely As They Seem in OZ

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  • The opposite of pizzicato.

    August 30, 2007