noun, plural ron·dos. Music.
Origin of rondo
Examples from the Web for rondo
The brawl with Humphries—though no one really needs a reason to smack that guy around—showcased the “Rondo push.”
So why is Rondo, one of the best players in the league, criticized for being “dirty”?
Even when the Celtics inexplicably thought about trading Rondo last year, he played better, seemingly fueled by anger.
Rondo looks less like a point guard and more like a cartoon Spider-Man with broad shoulders, long sculpted arms, and giant hands.
It is followed, as by a second sonata movement, by the "Campanella" Rondo, the two being intended to be performed in succession.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work|Stephen Samuel Stratton
The Adagio and Rondo made a great effect and were followed by the heartiest applause and shouts of bravo.
I start next month, but I must first try my Concerto, for the Rondo is ready now.
At length Beethoven was satisfied, and returned to the Rondo, the whole company being in raptures.Life of Beethoven|Anton Schindler
The Andante was therefore excluded and its place supplied by the interesting Introduction to the Rondo which it now has.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for rondo
noun plural -dos
Word Origin for rondo
Word Origin and History for rondo
1797, "musical composition of one principal theme, which is repeated at least once," from Italian rondo, from French rondeau, rondel, from Old French rondel "little round" (see rondel).