What does the word fugue mean?

Usage examples for fugue

  1. 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
  2. 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