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Meaning of "fado" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FADO

Literally: fate.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FADO

fado  [ˈfɑːdu] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FADO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fado is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FADO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fado

Fado

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." In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a characteristic sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. However, although the origins are difficult to trace, today fado is regarded, by many, as simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain structure. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word saudade which symbolizes the feeling of loss.

Definition of fado in the English dictionary

The definition of fado in the dictionary is a type of melancholy Portuguese folk song.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FADO

faddist
faddle
faddy
fade
fade-in
fade-in fade-out
fade-out
fadeaway
faded
fadedly
fadedness
fadeless
fadelessly
fader
fadeur
fadge
fading
fadlike
fadometer
fady

WORDS THAT END LIKE FADO

adelantado
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aficionado
avocado
Colorado
dado
Delgado
dorado
El Dorado
eldorado
enamorado
Machado
Manado
passado
Prado
privado
reformado
sado
soldado
tornado

Synonyms and antonyms of fado in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fado» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FADO

Find out the translation of fado to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fado from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fado» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

法多
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fado
570 millions of speakers

English

fado
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

fado
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الحرس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фадо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফাডো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fado
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fado
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fado
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ファド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

파두
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fado
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

FADO
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஃபேடோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फेडो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fado
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fado
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fado
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фадо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fado
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

fado
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Fado
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

fado
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

fado
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fado

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FADO»

The term «fado» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.377 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FADO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fado

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FADO»

Discover the use of fado in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fado and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City
Richard Elliott considers the ways in which fado songs bear witness to the city of Lisbon, in relation to the construction and maintenance of the local.
Richard Elliott, 2010
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Fado Portugues: Songs From The Soul Of Portugal
Donald Cohen's text provides a fascinating introduction to the sounds and traditions of this soulful urban folk music form.
Donald Cohen, 2004
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Fado
A volume of essays on the small towns of Romania, Hungary, and other Central European countries places an emphasis on areas outside of the scope of tourism, in a tribute to the region's culturally rich landscapes, literature, and history.
Andrzej Stasiuk, Bill Johnston, 2009
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Fado Alexandrino
'In this new work by the foremost Portuguese novelist, the reunion of five men on the tenth anniversary of their battalion's return from Mozambique, Portugal's Vietnam, ends in a fatal stabbing - which ultimately serves as an act of ...
Antonio Lobo Antunes, 1990
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Fado Resounding: Affective Politics and Urban Life
This ethnography of fado, Portugal's most celebrated popular music genre, shows how a musical genre can sediment, circulate, and transform affect, sonorously rendering history and place as soulful and feeling as public.
Lila Ellen Gray, 2013
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Fado and Other Stories
Katherine Vaz. FICTION/SHORT STORIES “Each story in Fado and OtherStories becomes a fado, the literary equivalent ofa Portuguese song 'offate,' an evocation of'a kind of possession by love and sadness.' Fierce desire—be it for revenge, ...
Katherine Vaz, 1997
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World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East
The dictionary definition of the word fado is 'fate'. The meaning invested in this small word by the Portuguese, however, is rich, deep and complex. The music, at least in Lisbon, could be defined as an urban cafe style and parallels can be ...
Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo, 1999
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The Reconstruction of Lisbon: Severa's Legacy and the Fado's ...
Severa's Legacy and the Fado's Rewriting of Urban History Michael Colvin. 9. Araujo, Legendas, 135. 10. Araujo, Peregrinacoes, 3:79. 11. Araujo, Legendas, 135. 12. Ibid., 135. 13. Male fadistas from the Mouraria seduce noble women in the ...
Michael Colvin, 2008
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The Lovely History of fado on the Piano:
Fado is the national song of Portugal. In this e-book you can read about the 1870’s tradition of Fado, played on piano.
Mário Moita, Vera Cruz Produções, 2012
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Lonely Planet Portugal
They're traditionally sung by one performer accompanied by a 12-string Portuguese guitarra (a pear-shaped guitar). Fado emerged in the 18th century in Lisbon's working-class districts of Alfama and Mouraria and gradually moved upmarket.
‎2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FADO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fado is used in the context of the following news items.
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In addition to Dex, it has second alpha -2 agonist candidate under development, Fadolmidine (Fado). Receive News & Ratings for Recro ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Jazz and roots artist Krystle Warren plans Westport show, studio …
Her hotshot band will include Beau Bledsoe, master of flamenco, classical, tango and fado, who will strap on an electric guitar for this gig; Brad ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
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Plenty of fun in Lisbon for tourists to enjoy
Their unique classic Portuguese folksongs called Fado are performed in theaters and restaurants. There is much more in Lisbon for visitors to ... «St. George Daily Spectrum, Jul 15»
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Flynn Center reveals next season's schedule
8 p.m. April 29, moody, dramatic Portuguese fado music gets a modern showcase through vocalist Ana Moura. $25-$40. • 7:30 p.m. May 4, the ... «BurlingtonFreePress.com, Jul 15»
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C Duncan – Architect
On the second half of the record, the tender Novices occupies an almost fado register, only looking as much forward as back, an elegantly ... «The Skinny, Jul 15»
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Where to watch the Women's World Cup Final
Other bars that have announced that they're showing games: Lucky Bar, Biergarten Haus, Fado, Ireland's Four Courts, Samuel Beckett's and ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Quando o tango e o fado se misturam
Pedro Moutinho, distinguido em 2008 com o Prémio Amália Rodrigues para Melhor Álbum, é um dos grandes nomes do fado confirmados ... «Revista Umbigo Online, Jul 15»
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Goan singer to perform at Paris Haute Couture
Professional Fadista (fado singer) Sonia Shirsat, who arrived with the Goan fashion designer in Paris two days ahead of her show, today ... «Web India, Jul 15»
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Portuguese football legend transferred to Natioinal Pantheon
The country's national anthem was played, interpreted by Portuguese fado star Dulce Pontes, and Portuguese musician Rui Veloso interpreted ... «Cihan News Agency, Jul 15»
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USA, USA! 10 bars to watch the Women's World Cup finals
Fado and the Philadelphia chapter of the American Outlaws will host a viewing party that will feature beer and liquor specials, as well as ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Fado [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fado>. Jul 2020 ».
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