noun

definition

a knot tied with two loops and two loose ends, used especially for tying shoelaces and decorative ribbons.

example

a girl with long hair tied back in a bow

synonyms

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a weapon for shooting arrows, typically made of a curved piece of wood joined at both ends by a taut string.

synonyms

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a long, partially curved rod with horsehair stretched along its length, used for playing the violin and other stringed instruments.

definition

a curved stroke forming part of a letter (e.g. b, p ).

definition

a metal ring forming the handle of a key or pair of scissors.

verb

definition

play (a stringed instrument or music) using a bow.

example

the techniques by which the pieces were bowed

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