double fugue


: a musical fugue (see fugue entry 1 sense 1b) with two subjects (see subject entry 1 sense 3f) that are treated both separately and simultaneously

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1708, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double fugue was circa 1708

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“Double fugue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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