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rondo

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noun ron·do \ˈrän-(ˌ)dō, rän-ˈdō\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rondo

plural rondos

  1. 1 :  an instrumental composition typically with a refrain recurring four times in the tonic and with three couplets in contrasting keys

  2. 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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