Origin of rondel
Examples from the Web for rondel
The rondel, which Charles d'Orléans wrote with so much grace, he did not use, but his rondeaux are generally exquisite.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
What shall I weave for thee—what shall I spin— Rondel, or rondeau, or virelai?The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
The rondel, however, still continues to be used, but much less frequently.
Rondel made a movement as if to snatch the weapon from her, but she sprang back and pointed it at his head.Prose Fancies|Richard Le Gallienne
In its origin, the rondel was a lyric of two verses, each having four or five lines, rhyming on two rhymes only.
British Dictionary definitions for rondel
Word Origin for rondel
Word Origin and History for rondel
late 14c. as a type of verse, from Old French rondel "short poem," literally "small circle" (13c.), diminutive of roont (fem. roonde) "circular" (see round (adj.)). Metrical form of 14 lines with only two rhymes. So called because the initial couplet is repeated at the end.