Definition of "fado" [fado]

  • A sad Portuguese folksong. (noun)

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Use "fado" in a sentence
  • "Luckily this time the choice is obvious anyway, beautiful fado from the Portugese side."
  • "The music style known as fado, from the Portuguese for "fate," or "destiny," can be traced back to the early nineteenth century and is characterized by its mournful tunes and lyrics."
  • "The word fado is derived from the Latin fatum and means destiny."