Associations to the word «Fugue»


FUGUE, noun. (music) A contrapuntal piece of music wherein a particular melody is played in a number of voices, each voice introduced in turn by playing the melody.
FUGUE, noun. Anything in literature, poetry, film, painting, etc., that resembles a fugue in structure or in its elaborate complexity and formality.
FUGUE STATE, noun. A rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity, including the memories, personality and other identifying characteristics of individuality.

Dictionary definition

FUGUE, noun. Dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state.
FUGUE, noun. A dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days.
FUGUE, noun. A musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats