[fah-doo; English fah-doh]
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
< Latin fatum fate
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British Dictionary definitions for fado
a type of melancholy Portuguese folk song
Word Origin for fado
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Word Origin and History 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.
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