stale air, especially the humid, warm, ill-smelling air of a crowded room, kitchen, etc.
(mainly Brit) a hot, stale, or suffocating atmosphere
“thick, close, stuffy atmosphere,” 1888.
[fyoo-gey-shuh s] /fyuˈgeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. fleeting; transitory: a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public’s attention. 2. Botany. falling or fading early. /fjuːˈɡeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. passing quickly away; transitory; fleeting 2. (botany) lasting for only a short time: fugacious petals adj. “fleeing, likely to flee,” 1630s, from Latin fugaci-, stem of […]
[fyoo-gey-shuh s] /fyuˈgeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. fleeting; transitory: a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public’s attention. 2. Botany. falling or fading early. /fjuːˈɡæsɪtɪ/ noun 1. (thermodynamics) Also called escaping tendency. a property of a gas, related to its partial pressure, that expresses its tendency to escape or expand, given by d(logef) […]
[fyoo-guh l] /ˈfyu gəl/ adjective, Music. 1. of or relating to a , or composed in the style of a . /ˈfjuːɡəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or in the style of a fugue adj. 1854, from fugue + -al (1).
[foo-gah-toh, fyoo-] /fuˈgɑ toʊ, fyu-/ noun, plural fugatos. Music. 1. a section of a composition that is in fugal style but does not constitute a real . /fjʊˈɡɑːtəʊ/ adverb, adjective 1. in the manner or style of a fugue noun 2. a movement, section, or piece in this style