fugue /ˈfjug/ 名詞
Fugue n. Mus. A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears.
All parts of the scheme are eternally chasing each other, like the parts of a fugue. --Jer. Taylor.
n 1: dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who 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 [syn: psychogenic fugue]
2: a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for
hours or days
3: a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above
or a fourth below its first statement