fuguing tune

variants: or fuguing piece or fuging tune or less commonly fuge tune

Definition of fuguing 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

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First Known Use of fuguing tune

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fuguing tune

fuguing from gerund of fugue entry 2

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“Fuguing tune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuguing%20tune. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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