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Meaning of FUGUE

Pronunciation:  fyoog

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
  2. [n]  a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days
  3. [n]  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

FUGUE is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: psychogenic fugue
 See Also: classical music, dissociative disorder, mental state, psychological state, serious music



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fugue\, n. [F., fr. It. fuga, fr. L. fuga a fleeing,
flight, akin to fugere to fiee. See {Fugitive}.] (Mus.)
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.

      All parts of the scheme are eternally chasing each
      other, like the parts of a fugue.        --Jer. Taylor.

Computing Dictionary

A music language implemented in xlisp.

["Fugue: A Functional Language for Sound Synthesis", R.B. Dannenberg et al, Computer 24(7):36-41 (Jul 1991)].

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