saudade

[ soh-dah-duh ]
/ soʊˈdɑ də /

noun

(in Portuguese folk culture) a deep emotional state of melancholic longing for a person or thing that is absent: the theme of saudade in literature and music.

Nearby words

  1. saucily,
  2. sauciness,
  3. saucy,
  4. saud,
  5. saud, ibn,
  6. saudi,
  7. saudi arabia,
  8. sauerbraten,
  9. sauerkraut,
  10. sauger

Origin of saudade

1910–15; Portuguese: yearning

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