Definition of rondeau
plural rondeaux play \-(ˌ)dōz, -ˈdōz\
1 a : a fixed form of verse based on two rhyme sounds and consisting usually of 13 lines in three stanzas with the opening words of the first line of the first stanza used as an independent refrain after the second and third stanzas b : a poem in this form
2 : a monophonic trouvère song with a 2-part refrain
Origin of rondeau
Middle French rondel, rondeau
First Known Use: 1525
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