roundelay

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noun roun·de·lay \ˈrau̇n-də-ˌlā\

Definition of roundelay

  1. 1 :  a simple song with a refrain

  2. 2 :  a poem with a refrain recurring frequently or at fixed intervals as in a rondel

Origin and Etymology of roundelay

Middle English, modification of Medieval French rondelet, diminutive of rondel


First Known Use: 15th century


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