What is another word for roundelay?

79 synonyms found


[ ɹˈa͡ʊndɪlˌe͡ɪ], [ ɹˈa‍ʊndɪlˌe‍ɪ], [ ɹ_ˈaʊ_n_d_ɪ_l_ˌeɪ]

Roundelay, a word of French origin, means a song or poem that is characterized by repeating lines or a chorus. Synonyms for roundelay include rondeau, ballad, carol, chant, song, and ditty. Rondeau is a particular form of roundelay with a formal structure consisting of repeated lines and rhymes. Ballad is a narrative poem that is often sung and contains a refrain. A carol is a joyful song typically associated with Christmas. A chant is a repetitive musical phrase or rhythm. A song is a musical composition with lyrics and a melody. And a ditty is a short, light-hearted song or tune.

What are the hypernyms for Roundelay?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Roundelay?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for roundelay (as nouns)

Usage examples for Roundelay

He could draw the price of an ode and a roundelay from the Spectator-but not to-day, for this was a Bank Holiday, Whit Monday, in fact.
"The Literary Sense"
E. Nesbit
Is this more pleasant to you than the whir Of meadow-lark, and her sweet roundelay, Or twitter of little field-fares, as you take Your nooning in the shade of bush and brake?
"The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Two of the youngest and most joyous began a roundelay; but the storm howled and raged so wildly without, that this too was soon interrupted.
"Sintram and His Companions"
Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge

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