noun, plural rondeaux
[ron-dohz, ron-dohz] /ˈrɒn doʊz, rɒnˈdoʊz/ (Show IPA)
Prosody. a short poem of fixed form, consisting of 13 or 10 lines on two rhymes and having the opening words or phrase used in two places as an unrhymed refrain.
a 13th-century monophonic song form consisting of two phrases, each repeated several times, and occurring in the 14th and 15th centuries in polyphonic settings.
a 17th-century musical form consisting of a refrain alternating with contrasting couplets, developing in the 18th century into the sonata-rondo form.
noun (pl) -deaux (-dəʊ; -dəʊz)
a poem consisting of 13 or 10 lines with two rhymes and having the opening words of the first line used as an unrhymed refrain See also roundel
noun 1. Prosody. a short poem of fixed form, consisting usually of 14 lines on two rhymes, of which four are made up of the initial couplet repeated in the middle and at the end, with the second line of the couplet sometimes being omitted at the end. 2. Theater. roundel (def 4). noun 1. […]
noun 1. a short poem of fixed form, consisting of five lines on two rhymes, and having the opening words or word used after the second and fifth lines as an unrhymed refrain. noun 1. a brief rondeau, having five or seven lines and a refrain taken from the first line
noun 1. a small disk of glass used as an ornament in a stained-glass window. 2. Jewelry. a flat bead, often of rock crystal or onyx, used in a necklace as a spacer between contrasting stones.
noun, plural rondos. Music. 1. a work or movement, often the last movement of a sonata, having one principal subject that is stated at least three times in the same key and to which return is made after the introduction of each subordinate theme. noun (pl) -dos 1. a piece of music in which a […]