Definitions for: Rondeau


[n] a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas
[n] a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata



Webster (1913) Definition: Ron*deau", n. [F. See Roundel.] [Written also
rondo.]
1. A species of lyric poetry so composed as to contain a
refrain or repetition which recurs according to a fixed
law, and a limited number of rhymes recurring also by
rule.

Note: When the rondeau was called the rondel it was mostly
written in fourteen octosyllabic lines of two rhymes,
as in the rondels of Charles d'Orleans. . . . In the
17th century the approved form of the rondeau was a
structure of thirteen verses with a refrain. --Encyc.
Brit.

2. (Mus.) See Rondo, 1.

Synonyms: rondel, rondo

See Also: classical music, poem, rondelet, roundel, serious music, verse form

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