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Definition 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
  • The most common rondo forms are ABACA and ABACABA.
rondo = a musical form in which one recurring theme is interspersed with a series of new themes
  • 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
  • "A RONDEAU!" said the Jesuit, disdainfully.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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 Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "A RONDEAU!" said the curate, mechanically.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "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
  • 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
  • So that made Mama, Papa-Daddy and the baby all on Stella-Rondo's side.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "What?" says Stella-Rondo from upstairs.
    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
  • Stella-Rondo says, "Can she what?"
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Run upstairs this instant and apologize to Stella-Rondo and Shirley-T. Apologize for what?
    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
  • "Not only talks, she can tap-dance!" calls Stella-Rondo.
    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
  • "We all are," says Stella-Rondo.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

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