Definition of fugue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fugue

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//fjuːɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fjuːɡ//
 
(music) Pieces of music
 
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a piece of music in which one or more tunes are introduced and then repeated in a complicated pattern See related entries: Pieces of music Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French, or from Italian fuga, from Latin fuga ‘flight’, related to fugere ‘flee’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fugue