Definition of roundelay
1 : a simple song with a refrain
2 : a poem with a refrain recurring frequently or at fixed intervals as in a rondel
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The fanciful twists of this romantic roundelay by the Argentinean director Matías Piñeiro keep the Shakespearean promise of the title.
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Origin and Etymology of roundelay
Middle English, modification of Middle French rondelet, diminutive of rondel
First Known Use: 15th century
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