of or relating to a fugue, or composed in the style of a fugue.
Origin of fugal
Related formsfu·gal·ly, adverbun·fu·gal, adjectiveun·fu·gal·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1850–55; fugue
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Examples from the Web for fugal
Historical Examples of fugal
This is the best part of it—a fugal Gloria, ending with a pedal-point.
First one commencing with chords, after which, fugal imitation.
And, besides, Kuhnau prided himself on the fugal character of his sonatas.
His counterpoint has a freedom and spontaneity not to be found in the music of the later contrapuntal, fugal, arithmetical school.
This is suddenly changed to the guise of a fugal theme, with new close, that starts a maze of disputation.
British Dictionary definitions for fugal
Derived Formsfugally, adverb
of, relating to, or in the style of a fugue
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