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 (fä′tho͞o, făth′ō)
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
[literally: fate]
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fado - a sad Portuguese folksong
folk ballad, folk song, folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
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