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rondeau

ron·deau

rondeau

 
pronunciation:
ran do
part of speech: noun
inflections: rondeaux
definition 1: a short lyrical poem of French origin that consists of three stanzas with an unrhymed opening phrase recurring as a refrain.
definition 2: a rondel.
definition 3: a medieval French monophonic or polyphonic song consisting of two themes or phrases repeated many times.