Definition of rondel in English:

rondel

noun

  • A rondeau, especially one of three stanzas of thirteen or fourteen lines with a two line refrain.

    • ‘We are still writing sonnets, villanelles, sestinas, even pantoums and triolets, ballades and rondels, as well as inventing ‘nonce’ forms to suit our uses.’
    • ‘Like all the poems in the cycle, it is cast as a rondel, with an ironic (here italicised) refrain.’
    • ‘Does it matter whether one writes villanelles, rondels, sestinas or kyrielles?’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from rond round; compare with roundel.

Pronunciation:

rondel

/ˈrɒnd(ə)l/