rondo [ron-doh, ron-doh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural ron·dos. Music.
- a work or movement, often the last movement of a sonata, having one principal subject that is stated at least three times in the same key and to which return is made after the introduction of each subordinate theme.
Origin of rondo 1790–1800; Italian French rondeau; seeExamples from the Web for rondo Historical Examples of rondo
It consists of an air, nine variations and a finale which is in rondo form.
W. S. B. Mathews
Only the Adagio and Rondo of his Concerto had a decided success.
The Rondo, Op. 73, was not originally written for two pianos.
To her Chopin dedicated his first published work, Rondo, op. 1.
As for the Rondo I do not want any opinion on that at present, for I am not satisfied with it myself.
British Dictionary definitions for rondo rondo noun plural -dos
- a piece of music in which a refrain is repeated between episodes: often constitutes the form of the last movement of a sonata or concerto
Word Origin for rondo C18: from Italian, from French rondeau Word Origin and History for rondo n.
1797, “musical composition of one principal theme, which is repeated at least once,” from Italian rondo, from French rondeau, rondel, from Old French rondel “little round” (see).