how to pronounce fugue


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fugue is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of fugue in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… quickly she's in a fugue state she …”

meanings of fugue


  1. Anything in literature, poetry, film, painting, etc., that resembles a fugue in structure or in its elaborate complexity and formality.
  2. 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.
  3. A fugue state.


  1. To improvise, in singing, by introducing vocal ornamentation to fill gaps etc.

fugue frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fugue occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics fugue can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that fugue can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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