rondeau redoublé

noun

rondeau re·​dou·​blé
-rəˌdüˈblā
plural rondeaux redoublés
1
: a fixed form of verse running on two rhymes that usually consists of five quatrains in which the lines of the first quatrain are used consecutively to end each of the remaining four quatrains and which are sometimes followed by an envoi of four lines that terminates with the opening words of the poem
2
: a poem in the rondeau redoublé form

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, double rondeau

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“Rondeau redoublé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rondeau%20redoubl%C3%A9. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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