rondeau

Primary Meanings of rondeau

1.
n
a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
2.
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
Full Definitions of rondeau
1

n a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata

Synonyms:
rondo
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

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

Synonyms:
rondel
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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