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[fey-der] /ˈfeɪ dər/
a person or thing that fades.
Movies, Broadcasting, Recording. a multiple-unit volume control used in changing gradually from one signal source to another, decreasing the volume from the first audio or visual source while increasing the volume from the second.
Origin of fader
First recorded in 1930-35; fade + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He speak to his fader, and he curse and swear awful, and stand wid de rifle close by and tell dat son ob his to larrup Jake.

    True to the Old Flag G. A. Henty
  • If I had stayed in my fader's house, I vould haf been det for goot, and perried too!

  • Better not talk of any but fader and Hurry—Mingo understand dat; he no understand t'udder.

    The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
  • His fader & he to this church Many good deed they did worch.

    Gleanings in Graveyards Horatio Edward Norfolk
  • He got grown-up son, who look after dem while him fader away fighting.

    True to the Old Flag G. A. Henty
  • Then she came close to her son, and said in a whisper, "The fader think it is goot."

    Between Whiles Helen Hunt Jackson
  • I don't care now vot dey takes, I will valks home and tells fader and moder dot I lost it, den won't they be mad!

    Camp-fire and Wigwam Edward Sylvester Ellis
Word Origin and History for fader

sound control device, 1931, agent noun from fade (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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