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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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Adv.1.fugally - in a fugal style
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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87 with the statement that "although they may flicker into life occasionally, they remain on the whole an obdurately dull if impressive testimony of the skill of the most fugally minded of Russian composers" (T.
In the outer movements the theme is set fugally, and the performers sit and stand to indicate the subject and answer statements of the theme.