fugue

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Borrowing from French, from Italian fuga (flight, ardor), from Latin fuga (act of fleeing), from fugere (to flee). Apparently from the metaphor that the first part starts alone on its course, and is pursued by later parts.

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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.

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fugue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fuguer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fuguer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fuguer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of fuguer
  5. second-person singular imperative of fuguer

Noun[edit]

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fugue f (plural fugues)

  1. (informal) running away from home
  2. (music) fugue

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fugue

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of fugar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of fugar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of fugar.