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rondelet

[ ron-dl-et, ron-dl-et ]
/ ˈrɒn dlˌɛt, ˌrɒn dlˈɛt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of rondelet

1565–75; <Middle French, diminutive of rondelrondel; see -et

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British Dictionary definitions for rondelet

rondelet
/ (ˈrɒndəˌlɛt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for rondelet

C16: from Old French: a little rondel
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