Definition of fado
: a plaintive Portuguese folk song
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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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