Definition of fugue
1a : a musical composition in which one or two themes are repeated or imitated by successively entering voices and contrapuntally developed in a continuous interweaving of the voice parts The organist played a four-voiced fugue.
b : something that resembles a fugue especially in interweaving repetitive elements a story that … is as rich and multilayered as a fugue— Heather Vogel Frederick
2 : a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect the acts performed
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
You're (Probably) Saying It Wrong
18 words even you might be mispronouncing
Great Big List of Beautiful & Useless Words
Along with their degrees of usefulness
12 French Phrases from Downton Abbey
Many of us have an 'idée fixe'
Rare and Amusing Insults, Volume 2
Sometimes a 'cacafuego' can be a real 'slubberdeg...
Ask the Editors