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Roundelay Definition

Short, simple song with a refrain.

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[n] a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain

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\Round"e*lay\, n. [OF. rondelet, dim. of rondel. See {Roundel}, {Roundeau}, and cf. {Roundlet}, {Rundlet}.]
1. (Poetry) See {Rondeau}, and {Rondel}.
2. (Mus.) (a) A tune in which a simple strain is often repeated; a simple rural strain which is short and lively. --Spenser. Tennyson. (b) A dance in a circle.
3. Anything having a round form; a roundel.

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