A short poem related to the rondeau, and typically consisting of five or seven lines with two rhymes; the verse form in which this is written; (also more generally) = "rondeau". Compare "rondel", roundlet .
In the longer version, the opening part of the first line may be used as a refrain.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Middle French, French rondelet from rondel + -et.