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rondo

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rondo

noun ron·do \ˈrän-(ˌ)dō, rän-ˈdō\

: 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

plural rondos

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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