Fado meaning

fätho͝o, făthō
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A sad Portuguese folk song.
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A kind of Portuguese folk song, usually melancholy and nostalgic.
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A Portuguese folk song, usually featuring a single vocalist, Portuguese guitar and sometimes classical guitar. Lyrical themes are often melancholic in nature; the structure of the song is of greater importance.
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Origin of fado

  • Portuguese from Latin fātum fate fate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese fado (“fate”), from Latin fatum.

    From Wiktionary