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Definition of the noun fado

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noun - plural: fados

  1. a sad Portuguese folksong


Fado is a record label.


  1. Fado is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. Fado historian and scholar Rui Vieira Nery states that "the only reliable information on the history of Fado was orally transmitted and goes back to the 1820s and 1830s at best. But even that information was frequently modified within the generational transmission process that made it reach us today.
  2. "Fado" is the first album by Portuguese fado singer Carminho. It was released on 22 May 2009 and was a huge critical and commecial success. It is a more traditional fado album than its followup, Alma, featuring versions of several famous fado songs.
    • genre: Fado
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Fado" is a musical album of Katia Guerreiro.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  4. "Fado" is a musical album of Eugenio Finardi.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  5. "Fado" is a composition.
  6. "Fado" is a musical album of Mísia.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  7. "Fado" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  8. "Fado" is a musical album of Don Byas & Amália Rodrigues.
  9. "Fado" is a musical album of Lenita Gentil.


FADO is a European image-archiving system that was set up to help combat illegal immigration and organised crime. It was established by a Joint Action of the Council of the European Union enacted in 1998.

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Google previewA Symphony of Flavors (2015)

Food and Music in Concert by Edmundo Murray

Fado is a type of mournful popular song in Portugal. changing the four-beat bar in morna to two beats, thus Gastronomy, Music, and Dance in the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

From the Portuguese word meaning “fate” or “destiny,” fado is a distinctively haunting urban popular music song of Portugal, usually of melancholy or fatalistic character and typically accompanied by a guitar. More broadly, it is a performance ...

Google previewCruising the Mediterranean (2002)

A Guide to the Ports of Call by Larry H. Ludmer

The Casa do Fado is an interesting little museum that highlights the history of Portugal's haunting "Fado" music. There is also much about the famous Portuguese guitar. Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1. Daily except Tuesday, 1 0 am until 5 pm; ...

Google previewFodor's Portugal (2005)

by Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications

Fado Clubs Fado is a haunting music rooted in African slave songs. During colonial rimes it was exported to Portugal; later, Lisbon's Alfama was recognized as the birthplace of the style, and today most performances occur in the Bairro Alto.

Google previewFado and the Place of Longing (2017)

"Loss, Memory and the City " by Richard Elliott

Fado is the weariness of the strong soul, the gaze of contempt that Portugal directs to the god in whom it believed and who abandoned it.19 the desire of the empirical historian to disentangle 'truth' from myth can be a difficult one to fulfil.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1853)

by John Oswald, Joseph Thomas, James Lynd

Sicco ; fado. Siccity. Sicco. Sideral, sideration. Sidus. Siderile. Sideros. Siderography. Sideros; grapko. Sideroscope. Sideros ; scopeo. Siege. Sedeo. Sigil, sigillative, sign, signal, signature signet. Signum. Significant. Signum ; fado. Signify.

Google previewA Dictionary of Hiberno-English (2006)

The Irish Use of English by Terence Patrick Dolan

fado /fad'o:/ adv., long ago - typical introduction to a story told by a SEANCHAI < Ir. 'Fado fado. there was a little leprechaun named Brogeen . . .' faggot /'faegat/ ;;., a contemptuous term for a dirty untidy woman < E dial. (see EDD s.v. ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Fado, fadinho [Port]. Since the 19th ...

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Fado Meaning

Video shows what fado means. A Portuguese folk song, usually featuring a single vocalist, Portuguese guitar and sometimes classical guitar. Lyrical themes are ...

Scrabble value of F4A1D2O1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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