- 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).
- 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
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OTHER WORDS FROM fadefad·a·ble, adjectivepre·fade, verb (used with object), pre·fad·ed, pre·fad·ing.un·fad·a·ble, adjectiveun·fad·ing, adjective
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How to use fade in a sentence
A crushing way to lose, but in comparison to all the fades into summers past, it was a compelling way to go out.These Wizards are many things as they enter the playoffs. Afraid is not one of them.|Barry Svrluga|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
If your brakes change feeling on long descents, with the lever pull increasing or decreasing, or if they experience a major fade in power, it’s time for a bleed.Maintenance That Will Prep Your Bike for Spring|Joe Lindsey|March 29, 2021|Outside Online
The novel, which is set in the United States at some undetermined point in the future, follows Klara throughout almost her entire life-cycle from the shop floor to life with her adopted family to her eventual “slow fade.”Kazuo Ishiguro on How His New Novel Klara and the Sun Is a Celebration of Humanity|Dan Stewart|March 2, 2021|Time
Brown outmaneuvered Humphrey on a fade pattern to catch Tannehill’s lob into the end zone.Lamar Jackson gets his first playoff victory as Ravens hold Titans’ Derrick Henry to 40 yards|Mark Maske|January 10, 2021|Washington Post
Once the base coat is dry I will apply shadows, fades and highlights with an airbrush.Making Halloween Masks That Don’t Suck|Eugene Robinson|October 16, 2020|Ozy
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
I was briefly scared into eating regularly, but all too soon, the fears fade and my old habits return.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder|Carrie Arnold|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the sunlight is threatening to fade and a three-and-a-half-hour river journey back to Kisangani looms.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway|Nina Strochlic|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If a Queen did cheat, her crimes fade into insignificance compared to the extensive philandering engaged in by medieval monarchs.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We can hope that it begins to fade, just as the air seems to finally be leaking out of Black Friday.The Cult of Pappy van Winkle|Eric Felten|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In contrast to the Widal, it begins to fade about the end of the second week, and soon thereafter entirely disappears.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Her hope persisted until half-past nine: it then began to fade, and, at ten o'clock, was extinct.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Then I said to myself in answer to the poet, "Here's the cheek that doth not fade, too much gazed at."The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
His thoughts grew dreadfully confused, and his confidence in himself began to fade.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
On this light being covered again the figure would apparently fade away.Dope|Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for fade
- 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