counterfugue

noun coun·ter·fugue \"+ˌ-\

Definition of counterfugue

plural

counterfugues

  1. :  a musical fugue (see 1fugue 1b) in which the answer (see 1answer 5) is the inversion of the subject (see 1subject 3f)

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Origin and Etymology of counterfugue

translation of French contre-fugue


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