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1. Music A contrapuntal musical composition whose basic structure consists of a theme or themes stated successively in different voices.
2. Psychiatry A dissociative state, usually caused by trauma, marked by sudden travel or wandering away from home and an inability to remember one's past.

[Italian fuga (influenced by French fugue, from Italian fuga), from Latin, flight.]

fu′gal (fyo͞o′gəl) adj.
fu′gal·ly adv.
fugue v.
fugu′ist (fyo͞o′gĭst) n.
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(Classical Music) of, relating to, or in the style of a fugue
ˈfugally adv
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(ˈfyu gəl)

of or pertaining to a fugue, or composed in the style of a fugue.
fu′gal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.fugal - of or relating to or in the style of a musical fugue
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