rondo

noun ron·do \ ˈrän-(ˌ)dō , rän-ˈdō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rondo

plural rondos
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

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Origin and Etymology of rondo

Italian rondò, from Middle French rondeau


RONDO Defined for English Language Learners

rondo

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Definition of rondo for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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