Rondeau



noun, plural rondeaux
[ron-dohz, ron-dohz] /ˈrɒn doʊz, rɒnˈdoʊz/ (Show IPA)
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
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)
1.
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

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