rondo

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rondo \Ron"do\, noun [It. rond['o], fr. F. rondeau. See {Rondeau}.]

1. (Mus.) A composition, vocal or instrumental, commonly of a lively, cheerful character, in which the first strain recurs after each of the other strains. "The Rondo-form was the earliest and most frequent definite mold for musical construction." --Grove.

2. (Poetry) See {Rondeau}, 1.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rondeau \Ron*deau"\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rondo

noun

1: a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata [syn: {rondo}, {rondeau}]


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