bowing

Primary Meanings of bowing

1.
nadj
bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
showing an excessively deferential manner
2.
n
managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument
Full Definitions of bowing
1

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

Synonyms:
bow, obeisance
Types:
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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

adj showing an excessively deferential manner

Synonyms:
bowed
submissive
inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
2

n managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument

“the violinist's bowing was excellent”
Types:
spiccato, spiccato bowing
bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings
Type of:
playing
the act of playing a musical instrument

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