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Meaning of RONDEL

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

RONDEL is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rondeau
 
 See Also: poem, rondelet, roundel, verse form

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ron"del\, n. [Cf. {Rondeau}, {Roundel}.]
1. (Fort.) A small round tower erected at the foot of a
   bastion. [Obs.]

2. [F.]
   (a) Same as {Rondeau}.
   (b) Specifically, a particular form of rondeau containing
       fourteen lines in two rhymes, the refrain being a
       repetition of the first and second lines as the
       seventh and eighth, and again as the thirteenth and
       fourteenth. --E. W. Gosse.

 

 

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