Definition of fado
: a plaintive Portuguese folk song
Recent Examples of fado from the Web
In recent years, fado music has experienced a similar resurgence as the city that birthed it.
Now Vieira is dedicated to developing a contemporary of fado, and her musical quest brings her to Oakland’s Sound Room for a concert on March 11.
And instead of singing mournful fado songs in crumbling waterfront buildings, the Portuguese were spinning Brazilectronica numbers in favela esqueleto high-rises daubed in psychedelic murals by ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS?
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Origin and Etymology of fado
Portuguese, literally, fate, from Latin fatum
First Known Use: 1890See Words from the same year
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