[ foo-gah-toh, fyoo- ]
/ fuˈgɑ toʊ, fyu- /
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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Examples from the Web for fugato
A form of opera overture consisting of a slow introduction, followed by a fugue or fugato, and concluding with a slow movement.Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
He regarded it as a synonym of the fantasia, which was a free form made up of fugato instrumental passages.An Autobiography|Igor Stravinsky
British Dictionary definitions for fugato
/ (fjʊˈɡɑːtəʊ) music /
in the manner or style of a fugue
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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