English translation of 'fado'
masculine nounThe best-known musical form in Portugal is the melancholic fado, which is traditionally sung by a soloist (known as a fadista) accompanied by the Portuguese guitarra. There are two main types of fado: Coimbra fado is traditionally sung by men, and is considered to be more cerebral than the fado from Lisbon, which is sung by both men and women. The theme is nearly always one of deep nostalgia known as saudade, and the harsh reality of life.
traditional song of Portugal
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Translation of fado from the Collins Portuguese to English Dictionary