verb (used without object), fad·ed, fad·ing.
- to appear gradually, especially by becoming lighter (usually followed by in).
- to disappear gradually, especially by becoming darker (usually followed by out).
- to increase gradually in volume of sound, as in recording or broadcasting music, dialogue, etc. (usually followed by in).
- to decrease gradually in volume of sound (usually followed by out).
verb (used with object), fad·ed, fad·ing.
- to cause (a scene) to appear gradually (usually followed by in).
- to cause (a scene) to disappear gradually (usually followed by out).
Origin of fade
Examples from the Web for fade
But for those on the Israeli right who are hoping that this deferred dream will just fade away, they can forget it.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the sunlight is threatening to fade and a three-and-a-half-hour river journey back to Kisangani looms.
They started with Not Fade Away and went from one song to another over a 14 minute stretch.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ebola will fade enough for the Democrats to make this pitch by next week.
Instead, they will be at best a stale and bitter punchline of our times and then fade, unloved, into obscurity.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no color to fade from her face, but the light died from her eyes, and the word faltered on her lips.Brought Home|Hesba Stretton
The sound of its voice seemed to fade away with the dying wind, and the Haunted Man was alone.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales|Bret Harte
These are splendidly grouped and combined; gradually they fade into mysterious horizons.Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
Taste is the first to fade, and then the smell; hearing follows, and touch yields last of all, and is most readily re-excited.Sleep and Its Derangements|William A. Hammond
It would be pleasant if in purchasing silk or cloth one had not to pause and consider "will it fade?"Arts and Crafts Essays|Various
- to decrease the brightness or volume of (a television or radio programme or film sequence) or (of a television programme, etc) to decrease in this way
- to decrease the volume of (a sound) in a recording system or (of a sound) to be so reduced in volume
Word Origin for fade
early 14c., "lose brightness, grow pale," from Old French fader "become weak, wilt, wither," from adj. fade "pale, weak, insipid" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, some sort of blending of Latin fatuus "silly, tasteless" + vapidus "flat, flavorless." Related: Faded; fading. As a noun, from c.1300.