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Poetry Definition

Variation on the rondeau devised by A.C.Swinburne. It is an eleven line poem where the first part of the first line is repeated as a refrain in the fourth and eleventh lines.


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Standard Definition

[n] a charge in the shape of a circle; a hollow roundel
[n] round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit
[n] English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third


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Misc. Definitions

\Roun"del\, n. [OF. rondel a roundelay, F. rondel, rondeau, a dim. fr. rond; for sense 2, cf. F. rondelle a round, a round shield. See {Round}, a., and cf. {Rondel}, {Rondelay}.]
1. (Mus.) A rondelay. ``Sung all the roundel lustily.'' --Chaucer. Come, now a roundel and a fairy song. --Shak.
2. Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle. The Spaniards, casting themselves into roundels, . . . made a flying march to Calais. --Bacon. Specifically: (a) A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. (b) (Her.) A circular spot; a sharge in the form of a small circle. (c) (Fort.) A bastion of a circular form.