Definition of rondel
1 usually rondelle : a circular object; especially : a circular jewel or jeweled ring
2a usually rondel : a fixed form of verse based on two rhyme sounds and consisting usually of 14 lines in three stanzas in which the first two lines of the first stanza are repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzasb : a poem in this formc : rondeau 1
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The Asian rondel is a coffee table top that originally belonged to Jen’s grandmother but had become too fragile to stand on its own.
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