fu·​gal | \ ˈfyü-gəl How to pronounce fugal (audio) \

Definition of fugal

: of, relating to, or being in the style of a musical fugue

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Other Words from fugal

fugally \ ˈfyü-​gə-​lē How to pronounce fugally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of fugal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this is one of his best, packing in exquisite dances, hymn-like melody and fierce fugal passage work. E.c., The Economist, "Classical music A trio-sonata playlist," 21 May 2020 As the movement progressed, the interpretation took on an epic scale, the basses growling, the upper strings magisterial in fugal passages. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO review: Muti launches an epic Beethoven symphonies cycle before a packed Orchestra Hall," 27 Sep. 2019 Didn’t Charles Dutoit also conduct Rachmaninoff with such a deeply -considered sense of sound and attention to fugal details? David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Philadelphia Orchestra back on the global recording scene with a lush 'Rach 2nd' live from Kimmel," 9 Mar. 2018 Mr. Korstvedt, the Bruckner Society president, pointed to the Fifth as an important caesura, concluding Bruckner’s earlier period with its daring fugal finale. David Allen, New York Times, "A Long Party of Concerts to Celebrate Anton Bruckner," 13 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of fugal

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Fugal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fugal. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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