from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music, a form of song very popular in Portugal, combining features of the French romance and the Italian aria.


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  • Morna are moody and sensuous songs of a style related to Portuguese fado, Brazilian modinha, Argentinian tango, and Angolan lament.

    Cesaria Evora, Rogamar (RCA Victor, 2006)

  • We (São Paulo FC) have the third largest fanbase in the country, only behind Corinthians and Flamengo, and despite being the winningest team over the last 20 years (list of titles to follow in the end) we still have trouble selling out games at home and are called "torcida modinha", what can translate to "bandwagon fans".

    AZ Snakepit


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