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.
A rounded or circular object.
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.
A poem in the above form.
A poem in the above rondeau form.
A rondelle, (small) circular object.
Origin of rondel
- Middle English from Old French diminutive of ronde circle, round round1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition