Downstroke Down"stroke`, n. (Penmanship) A stroke made with a downward motion of the pen or pencil. [1913 Webster]

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  • downstroke — noun Date: 1852 a downward stroke …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • downstroke — /down strohk /, n. 1. a downward stroke, as of a machine part, piston, or the like. 2. a downward stroke in writing, often heavier and darker than an upward stroke. [1850 55; DOWN1 + STROKE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • downstroke — noun A downward stroke, especially one that is part of a sequence of alternating upward and downward strokes. Ant: upstroke …   Wiktionary

  • downstroke — англ. [да/унстроук] движение смычком вниз …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • downstroke — n. downward stroke (in handwriting); downward motion of an object …   English contemporary dictionary

  • downstroke — noun a stroke made downwards …   English new terms dictionary

  • downstroke — down•stroke [[t]ˈdaʊnˌstroʊk[/t]] n. mac a downward stroke, as of a piston …   From formal English to slang

  • downstroke — noun a stroke normally made in a downward direction • Hypernyms: ↑stroke …   Useful english dictionary

  • ALPHABET, HEBREW — The origin of alphabetic script has always been a subject of human curiosity. According to Greek mythology, script was brought to Greece from Phoenicia. This tradition was accepted by the Greek and Roman writers, some of whom developed it even… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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