[ feyd-in ]
/ ˈfeɪdˌɪn /
Movies, Television. a gradual increase in the visibility of a scene.
Broadcasting, Recording. a gradual increase in the volume of sound, especially of recorded or broadcast music, dialogue, or the like, usually starting from complete inaudibility.
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Origin of fade-in
First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase fade in
Words nearby fade-in
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British Dictionary definitions for fade-in
films an optical effect in which a shot appears gradually out of darkness
a gradual increase in the volume in a radio or television broadcast
verb fade in (adverb)
Also: fade up to increase or cause to increase gradually, as vision or sound in a film or broadcast
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