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 (rŏn′dō, rŏn-dō′)
n. pl. ron·deaux (-dōz, -dōz′)
1. A lyrical poem of French origin having 13 or sometimes 10 lines with two rhymes throughout and with the opening phrase repeated twice as a refrain.
2. A medieval French song, either monophonic, as in the songs of the trouvères, or polyphonic in construction.

[French, alteration of Old French rondel; see rondel.]


n, pl -deaux (-dəʊ; -dəʊz)
(Poetry) a poem consisting of 13 or 10 lines with two rhymes and having the opening words of the first line used as an unrhymed refrain. See also roundel
[C16: from Old French, from rondel a little round, from rond round]


(ˈrɒn doʊ, rɒnˈdoʊ)

n., pl. -deaux (-doʊz, -ˈdoʊz)
1. a short poem of 13 or 10 lines on two rhymes with the opening words or phrase used in two places as an unrhymed refrain.
2. a monophonic song of the trouvères.
[1515–25; < Middle French: little circle; see rondel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rondeau - a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
classical, classical music, serious music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
2.rondeau - a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
roundel - English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third
rondelet - a shorter form of rondeau


[ˈrɒndəʊ] N (rondeaux (pl)) [ˈrɒndəʊz] (Literat) → rondó m


, rondel
n (Mus) → Rondeau nt; (Liter also) → Rondel nt
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