rondelet [ron-dl-et, ron-dl-et] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a short poem of fixed form, consisting of five lines on two rhymes, and having the opening words or word used after the second and fifth lines as an unrhymed refrain.
Origin of rondelet 1565–75; Middle French, diminutive of rondel; see Examples from the Web for rondelet Historical Examples of rondelet
Rondelet was in the middle of this crisis a man of transition, while he was one of progress.
Dysentery was epidemic at Toulouse then, and Rondelet took it.
Rondelet would have no tidings of his illness sent to Montpellier.
Rondelet, the son of an apothecary, was born at Montpellier on the 27th September 1507.
After his release he gave himself up to science, with Rondelet and the school of disciples who were growing up around him.
British Dictionary definitions for rondelet rondelet noun
- a brief rondeau, having five or seven lines and a refrain taken from the first line
Word Origin for rondelet C16: from Old French: a little rondel