roundelay

Part of speech: noun

A simple melody.

Part of speech: noun

A musical setting of a poem with a recurrent refrain.

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Usage examples "roundelay":

  1. Yea, I will soar to thee, in roundelay, In shine and shower, and make a bold assay Of each fond hope, to compass thee aright. - "Love Letters of a Violinist and Other Poems", Eric Mackay.
  2. Ap Morgan, Ap Griffith, Ap Hugh, Ap Tudor, Ap Rice, quoth his roundelay. - "Hildegarde's Home", Laura E. Richards.
  3. 252. roundelay, a dance in a circle. - "Keats: Poems Published in 1820", John Keats.