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rondeau

Definitions of rondeau
  1. noun
    a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
    synonyms: rondo
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    type of:
    classical, classical music, serious music
    traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
  2. noun
    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
    synonyms: rondel
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    types:
    roundel
    English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third
    rondelet
    a shorter form of rondeau
    type of:
    poem, verse form
    a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
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