having lost brightness, intensity, volume, etc., as of light, color, or sound:She was wearing a faded polyester skirt.
having lost freshness, vigor, strength, or health:Regular removal of faded flowers is often needed to keep annuals blooming.
having gradually disappeared or died out:The movie’s main theme is the resuscitation of faded love.
the simple past tense and past participle of fade.
- fad·ed·ly, adverb
- fad·ed·ness, noun
- un·fad·ed, adjective
- well-fad·ed, adjective
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How to use faded in a sentence
Parham leaped to make a grab on a fade pattern thrown by Justin Herbert, but he was judged to have failed to complete the catch.Steelers stay unbeaten, Chargers drop another heartbreaker in NFL Week 9 | Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Fatima says they were initially happy when Ziad joined the army, but that feeling has utterly faded.
Our driver glances at us in the rearview mirror and nods before dropping the faded red Toyota Hilux into first gear.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Halfway to the park, the hustle of Goma and outlying villages faded behind him.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo | Nina Strochlic | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sean Penn and William Hurt were also considered, but Tarantino wanted John Travolta, whose star had faded, for the part.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary | Marlow Stern | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But neither are Jim Webb or Carly Fiorina—or any of the other faded stars floating a potential candidacy to remain relevant.
Behold a dumpy, comfortable British paterfamilias in a light flannel suit and a faded sun hat.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Venice is a City of the Past, and wears her faded yet queenly robes more gracefully by night than by day.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Yet he realized that Mrs. Chepstow was looking less faded, younger, more beautiful than when last he had been with her.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens