Definitions for fadoˈfɑ du, -doʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fa•doˈfɑ du, -doʊ(n.)(pl.)-dos.
a Portuguese folk song that is typically of doleful or fatalistic character.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Music and Dance
Origin of fado:
1900–05; < Pg < L fatumfate
a sad Portuguese folksong
A Portuguese folk song, usually featuring a single vocalist, Portuguese guitar and sometimes classical guitar. Lyrical themes are often melancholic in nature; the structure of the song is of greater importance.
Origin: From fado, from fatum.