Simple Definition of rondo
: a type of music for instruments in which the main tune at the beginning is repeated after each of the other tunes that are used
Full Definition of rondo
1 : an instrumental composition typically with a refrain recurring four times in the tonic and with three couplets in contrasting keys
2 : the musical form of a rondo used especially for a movement in a concerto or sonata
Origin of rondo
Italian rondò, from Middle French rondeau
First Known Use: 1797
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