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English adjective: bowing

1. bowing showing an excessively deferential manner




English noun: bowing

1. bowing (communication) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

Synonymsbow, obeisance

Broader (hypernym)gesture, motion, reverence

Narrower (hyponym)genuflection, genuflexion, kotow, kowtow, salaam, scrape, scraping

2. bowing (act) managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument

SamplesThe violinist's bowing was excellent.

Broader (hypernym)playing

Narrower (hyponym)spiccato, spiccato bowing

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