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(noun, adj.sat, verb)


There are 12 meanings of the word Bowing.

Bowing - as a noun

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

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Managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument

Example: "The violinist's bowing was excellent"

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Bowing - as an adjective satellite

Showing an excessively deferential manner

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Bowing - as a verb

To play music on (a stringed) instrument using a bow.

Example: "The musician bowed his violin expertly."

To become bent or curved.

Example: "The shelf bowed under the weight of the books."

To make something bend or curve.

To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.

To premiere.

Example: "Cronenberg’s "cosmopolis" bows in cannes this week."

To bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference.

Example: "That singer always bows towards her audience for some reason."

To debut.

To defer (to something).

Example: "I bow to your better judgement in the matter."

To give a direction, indication, or command to by bowing.

Example Sentences

"The ballerina finished her performance with a graceful bowing."
"The martial artist demonstrated proper bowing techniques."
"The audience applauded the singer's bowing at the end of the song."
"In Japanese culture, bowing is a sign of respect."
"The violinist's bowing technique showcased her skill."
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Word Game Points

Is BOWING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, bowing is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BOWING has a SCRABBLE points total of 12.

Is BOWING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, bowing is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BOWING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is BOWING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, bowing is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BOWING has a WORDFEUD points total of 14.

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