Roundel vs Rondelet - What's the difference?

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Roundel is a related term of rondelet.


As nouns the difference between roundel and rondelet

is that roundel is anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle while rondelet is a metric verse (form), modeled after the rondeau, in two rhymes over seven lines, the first (in four syllables) being repeated as third and refrain (final one), each other line having eight syllables.

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roundel

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.
  • (music) A roundelay or rondelay.
  • * 1595 , William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream , Act II, Scene II, line 1:
  • Come, now a roundel and a fairy song ... Fairies sing.
  • * Sung all the roundel lustily. — Chaucer
  • A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
  • * 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 26:
  • The roundel or rondache derived its name from its circular figure, it was made of oziers boards of light wood, sinews or ropes, covered with leather, plates of metal, or stuck full of nails in concentric circles or other figures.
  • (heraldiccharge) A circular spot; a charge in the form of a small coloured circle.
  • (aviation) a circular insignia painted on an aircraft to identify its nationality or service.
  • A bastion of a circular form.
  • rondelet

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A metric verse (form), modeled after the rondeau, in two rhymes over seven lines, the first (in four syllables) being repeated as third and refrain (final one), each other line having eight syllables
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