Definition of Rondel

1. Noun. A French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas.

Exact synonyms: Rondeau
Generic synonyms: Poem, Verse Form
Specialized synonyms: Roundel, Rondelet
Derivative terms: Rondelet

Definition of Rondel

1. n. A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion.

Definition of Rondel

1. Noun. A metric form of verse using two rhymes, usually fourteen 8- to 10-syllable lines in three stanzas, with the first lines of the first stanza returning as refrain of the next two. ¹

2. Noun. A poem in the above form. ¹

3. Noun. The verse form rondeau. ¹

4. Noun. A poem in the above rondeau form. ¹

5. Noun. A rondelle, (small) circular object. ¹

6. Noun. A long thin medieval dagger with a circular guard and a circular pommel (hence the name). ¹

7. Noun. A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rondel

1. a rondeau of 14 lines [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rondel

roms
romset
romsets
roncador
roncadors
ronchil
ronco
rondache
rondaches
rondavel
rondavels
ronde
rondeau
rondeaus
rondeaux
rondel (current term)
rondelay
rondelet
rondeletia
rondeletias
rondelets
rondelle
rondelles
rondels
rondes
rondino
rondinos
rondle
rondles
rondo

Literary usage of Rondel

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1. An Introduction to Poetry: For Students of English Literature by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1909)
"The Rondeau and rondel are closely related types,—the two words being different forms of the ... The rondel rondel. " commonly contains fourteen verses, ..."

2. Travels Or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant by Thomas Shaw (1808)
"Draco sive Araneus Plinii rondel. 301. Raii Synop. 91. 11. Faber sive Gallus marinus ... Galeus Acanthias sive Spinax rondel. 373. Raii Synop. 21. 13. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"... rondel. 314., is distinguished by larger scales in proportion than any other. It is oblong, and has a straight lateral line. RHOMBUS, Cuv., Have to the ..."

4. Aesthetic Education by Charles De Garmo (1913)
"The rondel. rondel is merely the old form of the word rondeau. Though the forms for the rondel vary somewhat, the most accepted one is that of two rhymes, ..."

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