fuguing tune


variants or fuguing piece or fuging tune or less commonly fuge tune
: a hymn written in a style popular in England and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries employing simple contrapuntal imitation in its middle section

called also fuge

Word History


fuguing from gerund of fugue entry 2

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fuguing tune was in 1855

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“Fuguing tune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuguing%20tune. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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