Definition of Roundelays

1. Noun. (plural of roundelay) ¹



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Definition of Roundelays

1. roundelay [n] - See also: roundelay

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roundelays

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

Literary usage of Roundelays

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... shepherd's feasts, meetings on holidays, country dances, roundelays, writing their names on * trees, true lover's knots, pretty gifts. ..."

2. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... Whitsun-ales, shepherd's feasts, meetings on holidays, country dances, roundelays, writing their names on * trees, true lover's knots, pretty gifts. ..."

3. Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare by Charles Lamb, Israel Gollancz (1893)
"Fair; and fair, &c. f And of his lovely praises ring My merry, merry, merry roundelays. Amen to Cupid's Curse : They that do change old love for new, ..."

4. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1905)
"... Whitsun-ales, shepherd's feasts, meetings on holidays, country dances, roundelays, writing their names on 1 trees, true lover's knots, pretty gifts. ..."

5. The Fleece: A Poem. In Four Books. by John Dyer (1757)
"... And caft about their gibes; and fome apace 710 Whittle to roundelays: their little ones ... roundelays ..."

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