Both are silent, as though listening to the plash of the oar-blades, or the roundelay of late singing birds on the river's bank.
Today, she drums the roundelay of the Lupanars on the back of my neck.
During the day it gets on a neighboring brush or tree and sings its roundelay of song for hours at a time.
Another illustration of the way in which the improved condition of things was brought about is in the case of roundelay.
Nellie Thomas' bird-like tones thrilled their roundelay of worship with the silvery clearness of the skylark.
The sister of the youth, who had stolen her voice from heaven, sung alternately with her brother——twas a Gascoigne roundelay.
During the noontide heat, while their guards were sleeping, they sang a Spanish roundelay to the accompaniment of the guitar.
Little flowerets gay and sweetHear the patter of our feet;Little flowerets sweet and gayCome and dance a roundelay!
His smile was bright and his skip was lightAs he chirruped his roundelay.
With the laverock's lyric our fancy filled the sky—with the throstle's roundelay it awoke the wood.
1570s, from Middle French rondelet, diminutive of rondel "short poem with a refrain," literally "small circle," diminutive of Old French rond "circle, sphere," originally an adjective from roont (see round (adj.)). Spelling developed by association with lay (n.) "poem to be sung."