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rondo

[ ron-doh, ron-doh ]

noun

, Music.
, plural ron·dos.
  1. a work or movement, often the last movement of a sonata, having one principal subject that is stated at least three times in the same key and to which return is made after the introduction of each subordinate theme.


rondo

/ ˈrɒndəʊ /

noun

  1. a piece of music in which a refrain is repeated between episodes: often constitutes the form of the last movement of a sonata or concerto


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rondo1

1790–1800; < Italian < French rondeau; rondel

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rondo1

C18: from Italian, from French rondeau

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Example Sentences

The reader will remember the composer's intention of playing there with Fontana his Rondo for two pianos.

This desire the composer satisfies only partially in the last movement (Rondo vivace, 2-4, E major).

As a slight requital of your kind souvenir, I take the liberty to send you some variations, and a Rondo with violin accompaniment.

The last movement, a prefect rondo in form, returns to the mood and general style of the first.

Rondo is one of those words of many relatives, both in our own English and other languages.

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