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fade-out

[ feyd-out ]

noun

  1. Movies, Television. a gradual decrease in the visibility of a scene.
  2. Broadcasting, Recording. a gradual decrease in the volume of sound, especially of recorded or broadcast music, dialogue, or the like, usually ending in complete inaudibility.
  3. a gradual disappearance or reduction:

    the fade-out of a brilliant career.



fade-out

noun

  1. films an optical effect in which a shot slowly disappears into darkness
  2. a gradual reduction in signal strength in a radio or television broadcast
  3. a gradual and temporary loss of a received radio or television signal due to atmospheric disturbances, magnetic storms, etc
  4. a slow or gradual disappearance


verb

  1. to decrease or cause to decrease gradually, as vision or sound in a film or broadcast

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fade-out1

First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase fade out

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Example Sentences

The Ebola virus outbreak that began this spring in Guinea, West Africa, is refusing to fade out.

Fade out, as the words “The United States & Israel Ultimate Allies” come up on the screen.

They need to know more about what they call program “fade-out.”

But I did have this blog there, and I missed having a blog, so fade in out, fade out, and now I have a blog here.

But now strange faces seem to fade out and familiar ones take their places.

The skulking, strutting, mincing, hurrying forms that pass us and fade out into the night are now becoming characters.

He looked at her still with that searching look, which seemed to fade out of his eyes as he gazed.

Rose expected it to go something like a "fade-out" on the moving picture screen.

The attacking thoughts may become less violent, or your resistance greater, in either of which cases the condition will fade out.

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