We're working on a new site. Click here to get a sneak preview.


noun ron·del \ˈrän-dəl, rän-ˈdel\

Definition of RONDEL

usually rondelle :  a circular object; especially :  a circular jewel or jeweled ring
a usually rondel :  a fixed form of verse based on two rhyme sounds and consisting usually of 14 lines in three stanzas in which the first two lines of the first stanza are repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas
b :  a poem in this form
c :  rondeau 1

Variants of RONDEL

ron·del or ron·delle \rän-ˈdel\

Origin of RONDEL

Middle English rondel, roundel — more at roundel
First Known Use: 14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: rondeletPrevious Word in the Dictionary: rondeau redoubléAll Words Near: rondel
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears