HyperDic: bowing

English > 3 senses of the word bowing:
NOUNcommunicationbowing, bow, obeisancebending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
actbowingmanaging the bow in playing a stringed instrument
ADJECTIVEallbowing, bowedshowing an excessively deferential manner
bowing > pronunciation
Soundsbaw'ihng; bow'ihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > bowing: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing an excessively deferential manner.
BroadersubmissiveInclined or willing / willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
English > bowing: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningbending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting.
Synonymsbow, obeisance
Narrowergenuflection, genuflexionThe act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
kowtow, kotowA former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
salaamA deep bow
scrape, scrapingA deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
Broadergesture, motionThe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
reverenceAn act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
English > bowing: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningManaging the bow in playing a stringed instrument.
Example"the violinist's bowing was excellent"
Narrowerspiccato, spiccato bowingbowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings
BroaderplayingThe act of playing a musical instrument

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