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fugato

[ foo-gah-toh, fyoo- ]
/ fuˈgɑ toʊ, fyu- /
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noun, plural fu·ga·tos.Music.
a section of a composition that is in fugal style but does not constitute a real fugue.
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Origin of fugato

From Italian, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at fugue, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for fugato

fugato
/ (fjʊˈɡɑːtəʊ) music /

adverb, adjective
in the manner or style of a fugue
noun
a movement, section, or piece in this style

Word Origin for fugato

C19: from Italian, from fugare to compose in the style of a fugue
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