Definition of Roundel

1. Noun. English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third.

Generic synonyms: Rondeau, Rondel



2. Noun. Round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit.

3. Noun. (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle. "A hollow roundel"
Exact synonyms: Annulet
Generic synonyms: Armorial Bearing, Bearing, Charge, Heraldic Bearing
Category relationships: Heraldry

Definition of Roundel

1. n. A rondelay.

Definition of Roundel

1. Noun. Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A roundelay or rondelay. ¹

3. Noun. A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. ¹

4. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A circular spot; a charge in the form of a small coloured circle. ¹

5. Noun. (aviation) a circular insignia painted on an aircraft to identify its nationality or service. ¹

6. Noun. A bastion of a circular form. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roundel

1. a round figure or object [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roundel

roundaboutly
roundaboutness
roundabouts
roundarm
roundball
rounded down
rounded off
rounded out
rounded up
rounded vowel
rounded vowels
roundedness
roundednesses
roundel (current term)
roundelay
roundelays
roundels
rounder
rounders
roundest
roundfish
roundfishes
roundheaded
roundheadedness
roundheel
roundheels
roundhouse
roundhouse kick

Literary usage of Roundel

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1. Orthometry: A Treatise on the Art of Versification and the Technicalities of by Robert Frederick Brewer (1893)
"THE roundel. WE Henley. The roundel is a variation of the rondeau, consisting of three stanzas of three lines each, linked together with but two rhymes, ..."

2. English Poetry (1170-1892). by John Matthews Manley (1907)
"... man that is I. aoo THE roundel A roundel is wrought as a ring or a starbright sphere, With craft of delight and with cunning of sound unsought, ..."

3. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, &c. by Gleeson White (1887)
"THE roundel. A roundel is wrought as a ring or a starbright sphere, With craft of delight and with cunning of sound unsought, That the heart of the hearer ..."

4. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, & C. by Gleeson White (1888)
"THE roundel. A roundel is wrought as a ring or a starbright sphere, With craft of delight and with cunning of sound unsought, That the heart of the hearer ..."

5. Century Readings for a Course in English Literature by James Francis Augustine Pyre, Karl Young (1910)
"THE roundel (1883) A roundel is wrought as a ring or a star- bright sphere, With craft of delight and with cunning of sound unsought, That the heart of the ..."

6. Century Readings for a Course in English Literature by John William Cunliffe, Karl Young (1915)
"THE roundel (1883) A roundel is wrought as a ring or a star- bright sphere, With craft of delight and with cunning of sound unsought, That the heart of the ..."

7. A Whimsey Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1906)
"THE roundel Austin Dobson. A roundel is wrought as a ring or a star- J-\ bright sphere. With craft of delight and with cunning of sound unsought, ..."

8. A Whimsey Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1906)
"THE roundel Austin Dobson. A roundel is wrought as a ring or a star- f-\ bright sphere. With craft of delight and with cunning of sound unsought, ..."

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