2 definitions found

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

Roundelay \Round"e*lay\, noun [OF. rondelet, dim. of rondel. See {Roundel}, {Roundeau}, and cf. {Roundlet}, {Rundlet}.]

1. (Poetry) See {Rondeau}, and {Rondel}.

2. (Mus.) (a) A tune in which a simple strain is often repeated; a simple rural strain which is short and lively. --Spenser. --Tennyson. (b) A dance in a circle.

3. Anything having a round form; a roundel.

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



1: a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain

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