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cross-fade

[ verb kraws-feyd, kros-; noun kraws-feyd, kros- ]
/ verb ˈkrɔsˈfeɪd, ˈkrɒs-; noun ˈkrɔsˌfeɪd, ˈkrɒs- /
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verb (used with object), cross-fad·ed, cross-fad·ing.

to fade out (an image or sound) while simultaneously fading in a different image or sound.

noun

an act or instance of cross-fading.

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Origin of cross-fade

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-fade

cross-fade

verb

radio television to fade in (one sound or picture source) as another is being faded out
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