Definitions of fugue

  1. dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A musical composition in which the parts repeat at intervals the same subject or theme. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A composition in which the parts follow or pursue one another at certain distances. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Piece of music in which the parts seem to chase each other. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A composition in which a theme introduced by one part is repeated and imitated by the others in succession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. In music, a piece in which the parts follow or chase each other with certain repetitions at intervals. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fugue

  1. By his rendering of this single fugue of Bach's, Liszt revealed Bach to me; so that I henceforth knew for certain what to make of Bach, and how to solve all doubts concerning him. – On Conducting (Ueber das Dirigiren): A Treatise on Style in the Execution of Classical Music by Richard Wagner (translated by Edward Dannreuther)
  2. The rain fell in torrents, that added a solemn sullen swell to the diapason of the thunder fugue and by degrees a delicious coolness crept into the cisterns of the night. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson