Meaning of Bowing

bowing




Definitions of bowing
  1. noun

    bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

    synonyms:

    bow, obeisance

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    genuflection, genuflexion

    the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
    kotow, kowtow

    a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
    scrape, scraping

    a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
    salaam

    a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation
    type of:

    reverence

    an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
    gesture, motion

    the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

  2. adjective

    showing an excessively deferential manner

    synonyms:

    bowed

    submissive

    inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
  3. noun

    managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument

    “the violinist’s
    bowing was excellent”
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    types:

    spiccato, spiccato bowing

    bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings
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    playing

    the act of playing a musical instrument

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