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n. pl. fa·dos
A sad Portuguese folk song.
[Portuguese, from Latin fātum, fate; see fate.]
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(Music, other) a type of melancholy Portuguese folk song
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fa•do(ˈfɑ du, -doʊ)
n., pl. -dos.
a Portuguese folk song that is typically of doleful or fatalistic character.
[1900–05; < Portuguese < Latin fatum fate]
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