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1

a la pointe

use the bow (of a string instrument) at the point, ie. the end opposite to that held by the player

2

apaise

calmed

3

au talon

use the bow (of a string instrument) at the heel, ie the end held by the player

4

avec

with

5

cedez

yield, relax the speed

6

come(I), comme (F)

as, similar to

7

detache

detached, usually applying to bowing on string instruments

8

douce, doux

soft, sweet (doucement: softly, sweetly)

9

emporte

fiery, impetuous

10

en animant

becoming more lively

11

en cedant

yielding

12

en dehors

prominent (lit. outside), a direction to make a melody stand out

13

enlevez

take up, take off, a direction for a pedal or a mute

14

en mesure

in time

15

en pressant

hurrying on

16

en retenant

holding back (slowing a little)

17

en serrant

becoming quicker

18

et

and

19

flottant

floating

20

gracieux

graceful

21

joyeux

joyful

22

lointain (F), lontano (I)

distant

23

lourd

heavy, equivalent to pesante

24

main

hand (main gauche, m.g.:left hand; main droite, m.d.:right hand)

25

mais

but