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rondo

[ ron-doh, ron-doh ]
/ ˈrɒn doʊ, rɒnˈdoʊ /
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noun, plural ron·dos.Music.

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.

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Origin of rondo

1790–1800; <Italian <French rondeau;see rondel
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rondo
/ (ˈrɒndəʊ) /

noun plural -dos

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

Word Origin for rondo

C18: from Italian, from French rondeau
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