Definition of fugal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfyo͞oɡəl/


Of the nature of a fugue: the virtuosity of the fugal finale
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  • Haydn composed many symphonies, divertimentos, and chamber pieces for secular entertainments; several of the late symphonies from the 1780s are in three movements without minuet and some contain fugal finales.
  • Only during the fugal finale do the singing, acting, and stage conception come together to move the listener and to convince him how great this opera really is.
  • The fugal finale was full of clarity of motivic detail, every part in place, building thrilling momentum.



Example sentences
  • His Bach is clear, even when texture gets fugally complex.
  • In this cantata, however, Bach treats each phrase of the chorale fugally throughout the first movement.
  • It opens with an impressive Allegro that begins fugally and later develops a tightly knit symphonic argument.

Words that rhyme with fugal

bugle, frugal, google

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Syllabification: fu·gal

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