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The most common rondo forms are ABACA and ABACABA.
  a musical form in which one recurring theme is interspersed with a series of new themes; often used in the last movement of a sonata
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Also seen in French as rondeau.
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  • The most common rondo forms are ABACA and ABACABA.
  • It had something to do with playing a certain kind of harpsichord rondo while the chickens were massaged with indelible ink.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Is the quality of your life harmed by not recognizing on sight something like the rondeau?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • At that moment Lloyd Mallam, the poet, owner of the Hafiz Book Shop, was finishing a rondeau to show how diverting was life amid the feuds of medieval Florence, but how dull it was in so obvious a place as Zenith.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt

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  • "Silence for the rondo, and attention to the refrain,— "~Quand les rats mangeront les cas, Le roi sera seigneur d’Arras; Quand la mer, qui est grande et le(e Sera a la Saint-Jean gele(e, On verra, par-dessus la glace, Sortir ceux d’Arras de leur place~*."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Once she had a little Rondo her way, and Miss Eckhart was so beset about it that the lesson was not like a real lesson at all.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Of course I went with Mr. Whitaker first, when he first appeared here in China Grove, taking "Pose Yourself" photos, and Stella-Rondo broke us up.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "A RONDEAU!" said the Jesuit, disdainfully.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Stella-Rondo is exactly twelve months to the day younger than I am and for that reason she’s spoiled.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • WHY I LIVE AT THE P.O. I was getting along fine with Mama, Papa-Daddy and Uncle Rondo until my sister StellaRondo just separated from her husband and came back home again.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

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  • Stella-Rondo just calmly takes off this hat, I wish you could see it.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "What do you mean’H’m!’?" says Stella-Rondo, and Mama says, "I heard that, Sister."
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Stella-Rondo got furious!
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So the first thing Stella-Rondo did at the table was turn Papa-Daddy against me.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Stella-Rondo sat there and made that up while she was eating breast of chicken.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "He picked a fine day to do it then," says Uncle Rondo, and before you could say "Jack Robinson" flew out in the yard.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Papa-Daddy woke up with this horrible yell and right there without moving an inch he tried to turn Uncle Rondo against me.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • And he said on the other hand he thought Stella-Rondo had a brilliant mind and deserved credit for getting out of town.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So Uncle Rondo was too dizzy to get turned against me for the time being.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Just then I heard Stella-Rondo raising the upstairs window.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Uncle Rondo and Papa-Daddy didn’t even look up, but kept right on with what they were doing.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I stood up for Uncle Rondo, please remember.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Not very good for your Uncle Rondo in his precarious condition, I must say.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I says, "Why, Mama, Stella-Rondo had her just as sure as anything in this world, and just too stuck up to admit it."
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "I believed to my soul he drank chemicals" And without another word she marches to the foot of the stairs and calls Stella-Rondo.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "What?" says Stella-Rondo from upstairs.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Stella-Rondo says, "Can she what?"
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "You didn’t have to tell me, I know whose word of honor don’t mean a thing in this house," says Stella-Rondo.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "Not only talks, she can tap-dance!" calls Stella-Rondo.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Run upstairs this instant and apologize to Stella-Rondo and Shirley-T.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Stella-Rondo hadn’t done a thing but turn her against me from upstairs while I stood there helpless over the hot stove.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So that made Mama, Papa-Daddy and the baby all on Stella-Rondo’s side.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Stella-Rondo was furious!
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • For six months we all had to call her Stella instead of Stella-Rondo, or she wouldn’t answer.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I always thought Uncle Rondo had all the brains of the entire family.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So at supper Stella-Rondo speaks up and says she thinks Uncle Rondo ought to try to eat a little something.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So at supper Stella-Rondo speaks up and says she thinks Uncle Rondo ought to try to eat a little something.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So finally Uncle Rondo said he would try a little cold biscuits and ketchup, but that was all.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Do you think it wise to disport with ketchup in Stella-Rondo’s flesh-colored kimono?
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • If Stella-Rondo couldn’t watch out for her trousseau, somebody had to.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "Any objections?" asks Uncle Rondo, just about to pour out all the ketchup.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Uncle Rondo has got the most terrible temper in the world.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So Stella-Rondo says, "Sister says, ’Uncle Rondo certainly does look like a fool in that pink kimono!’ "
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So Stella-Rondo says, "Sister says, ’Uncle Rondo certainly does look like a fool in that pink kimono!’ "
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "Lie down my foot," says Uncle Rondo.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • So he didn’t do anything that night in the precarious state he was in-just played Casino with Mama and Stella-Rondo and Shirley-T.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • There I was with the whole entire house on Stella-Rondo’s side and turned against me.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I beat Stella-Rondo up the stairs and finally found my charm bracelet in her bureau drawer under a picture of Nelson Eddy.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Uncle Rondo was in France.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "Me either," says Stella-Rondo.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
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