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rondelet

[ron-dl-et, ron-dl-et]
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noun
  1. a short poem of fixed form, consisting of five lines on two rhymes, and having the opening words or word used after the second and fifth lines as an unrhymed refrain.

Origin of rondelet

1565–75; < Middle French, diminutive of rondel rondel; see -et
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Examples from the Web for rondelet

Historical Examples

  • Rondelet was in the middle of this crisis a man of transition, while he was one of progress.

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    Charles Kingsley

  • Dysentery was epidemic at Toulouse then, and Rondelet took it.

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    Charles Kingsley

  • Rondelet would have no tidings of his illness sent to Montpellier.

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    Charles Kingsley

  • Rondelet, the son of an apothecary, was born at Montpellier on the 27th September 1507.

  • After his release he gave himself up to science, with Rondelet and the school of disciples who were growing up around him.


British Dictionary definitions for rondelet

rondelet

noun
  1. a brief rondeau, having five or seven lines and a refrain taken from the first line

Word Origin

C16: from Old French: a little rondel
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