Rondel meaning

rŏndəl, rŏn-dĕl
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.
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A rounded or circular object.
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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)
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A circular object; esp., a small round or disk-shaped bead used as a spacer, as in a necklace.
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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.
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A poem in the above form.
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The verse form rondeau.
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A poem in the above rondeau form.
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A rondelle, (small) circular object.
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A long thin medieval dagger with a circular guard and a circular pommel (hence the name).
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A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion.
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Origin of rondel

  • Middle English from Old French diminutive of ronde circle, round round1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, a diminutive of ronde, the feminine of ront (“circular"), probably originally *redond, from Latin rotundus (“like a wheel, circular, round")., related to rota (“wheel").

    From Wiktionary