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fugue

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noun \ˈfyüg\

Simple Definition of fugue

  • : a piece of music in which tunes are repeated in complex patterns

Full Definition of fugue

  1. 1 a :  a musical composition in which one or two themes are repeated or imitated by successively entering voices and contrapuntally developed in a continuous interweaving of the voice parts b :  something that resembles a fugue especially in interweaving repetitive elements

  2. 2 :  a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect the acts performed

fugue verb
fugu·ist play \ˈfyü-gist\ noun

Origin of fugue

probably from Italian fuga flight, fugue, from Latin, flight, from fugere


First Known Use: 1597


Medical Dictionary

fugue

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noun \ˈfyüg\

Medical Definition of fugue

  1. :  a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect them




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