- a kind of rondeau, usually with fourteen lines, two rhymes, and the first two lines used as a refrain in the middle and at the end (the second line occasionally being omitted at the end)
- a circular object; esp., a small round or disk-shaped bead used as a spacer, as in a necklace
Origin of rondelMiddle English ; from OFr: see rondeau
- A poem similar to a rondeau, having 13 or 14 lines with two rhymes throughout. The first and second lines reappear in the middle and at the end, although sometimes only the first line appears at the end.
- often ron·delle A rounded or circular object.
Origin of rondelMiddle English, from Old French, diminutive of ronde, circle, round; see round1.
- A metric form of verse using two rhymes, usually fourteen 8- to 10-syllable lines in three stanzas, with the first lines of the first stanza returning as refrain of the next two.
- A poem in the above form.
- The verse form rondeau.
- A poem in the above rondeau form.
- A rondelle, (small) circular object.
- A long thin medieval dagger with a circular guard and a circular pommel (hence the name).
- A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion.