Definition of rondel in English:

rondel

Pronunciation /ˈrändl/ /ˈrɑndl/ /ˌränˈdel/ /ˌrɑnˈdɛl/

noun

  • 1A rondeau, especially one of thirteen or fourteen lines set in three stanzas, with only two rhymes throughout and a two line refrain that opens the poem and recurs at the end of the second and third stanzas.

  • 2A circular object or shape.

    ‘at the point where these paths join there is a rondel with a fountain’
    • ‘In those cases, any visible rank, name tag and the Air Force rondel on the aircraft are removed using photo software.’

Origin

Middle English from Old French, from rond ‘round’; compare with roundel.

Pronunciation

rondel

/ˈrändl/ /ˈrɑndl/ /ˌränˈdel/ /ˌrɑnˈdɛl/