What does the word fugue mean?

Usage examples for fugue

  1. His prose, at its best, often recalls, in its richly imaginative cast, the manner of De Quincey in such passages as his Dream Fugue, or Our Ladies of Sorrow. – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  2. It was not a very fine composition, but this final chorus had the singular charm of fugue. – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  3. Outside, Odalie, Belinda, and Ensign Whitson were singing a trio, the parts somewhat at haphazard, the fugue- like effects coming in like the cadences of the wind, now high, now low, and in varying strength. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock