Ron"do (?), n. [It. rond�x95;, fr. F. rondeau. See Rondeau.]

1. Mus.

A composition, vocal or instrumental, commonly of a lively, cheerful character, in which the first strain recurs after each of the other strains.

"The Rondo-form was the earliest and most frequent definite mold for musical construction."

Grove.

2. Poetry

See Rondeau, 1.

 

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