- a Portuguese folk song typically of doleful or fatalistic character and usually accompanied on the guitar.
- a dance to the music of such a song.
Origin of fado
Examples from the Web for fado
Historical Examples of fado
Beyond this first promontory is seen a considerably higher range, but not an imposing one, which rises above the village of Fado.Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)
- a type of melancholy Portuguese folk song
Word Origin for fado
popular music style of Portugal, 1902, from Latin fatum "fate, destiny" (see fate (n.)). Because the songs tell the fates of their subjects.