noun, plural ron·deaux [ron-dohz, ron-dohz] /ˈrɒn doʊz, rɒnˈdoʊz/.
Origin of rondeau
Examples from the Web for rondeau
Historical Examples of rondeau
What shall I weave for thee—what shall I spin— Rondel, or rondeau, or virelai?The Book of Humorous Verse
The triolet is a sort of abbreviation of the second variety of rondeau.The Principles of English Versification
Paull Franklin Baum
My old friend Gershom has very slyly written a rondeau to me.The Prairie Child
The rondeau was much cultivated by the French poet, Clment Marot.A History of English Versification
Villon has varied the rondeau so as to use for a refrain a single syllable.Rhymes and Meters
noun plural -deaux (-dəʊ, -dəʊz)
Word Origin for rondeau
1520s, from Middle French rondeau, from Old French rondel "short poem" (see rondel). Metrical form of 10 or 13 lines with only two rhymes.