• IPA: /ˈfjuːɡ/

fugue (plural fugues)

  1. (music) A contrapuntal piece of music wherein a particular melody is played in a number of voices, each voice introduced in turn by playing the melody.
  2. Anything in literature, poetry, film, painting, etc., that resembles a fugue in structure or in its elaborate complexity and formality.
  3. A fugue state.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: Fuge
  • Russian: фу́га

fugue (fugues, present participle fuguing; past and past participle fugued)

  1. To improvise, in singing, by introducing vocal ornamentation to fill gaps etc.

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