[verb kraws-feyd, kros-; noun kraws-feyd, kros-]Movies, Television.
verb (used with object), cross-fad·ed, cross-fad·ing.
  1. to fade out (an image or sound) while simultaneously fading in a different image or sound.
  1. an act or instance of cross-fading.

Origin of cross-fade

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for cross-fade


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