- a simple song in which some phrase, line, etc. is continually repeated
- music for such a song
- a dance in a circle; roundel
Origin of roundelayMiddle French rondelet, diminutive of rondel: see roundel
A poem or song with a regularly recurring refrain.
Origin of roundelayMiddle English, alteration (influenced by lai, poem, song) of Old French rondelet, diminutive of rondel, roundel; see roundel.