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A poem or song with a regularly recurring refrain.
[Middle English, alteration (influenced by lai, poem, song) of Old French rondelet, diminutive of rondel, roundel; see roundel.]
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1. (Dancing) Also called: roundel a slow medieval dance performed in a circle
2. (Classical Music) a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as a refrain
[C16: from Old French rondelet a little rondel, from rondel; also influenced by lay4]
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a song in which a phrase, line, or the like, is continually repeated.
[1565–75; alter. of Middle French rondelet]
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