noun ron·deau \ˈrän-(ˌ)dō, rän-ˈdō\

Definition of rondeau



play \-(ˌ)dōz, -ˈdōz\
  1. 1a :  a fixed form of verse based on two rhyme sounds and consisting usually of 13 lines in three stanzas with the opening words of the first line of the first stanza used as an independent refrain after the second and third stanzasb :  a poem in this form

  2. 2 :  a monophonic trouvère song with a 2-part refrain

Origin and Etymology of rondeau

Medieval French rondel, rondeau

First Known Use: 1525

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