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 fading
Empire will be hate-watched and may set off some conversations on its way from fading from our minds.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The garrulous assistant to a fading screen siren in Clouds of Sils Maria.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Shaving your head is passe and even tattoos are fading as a personalized cultural statement.This One Picture of Telly Savalas Refutes All Fears That Progress Has Ended|Nick Gillespie|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Memories are fading about their dire predictions for mothers on welfare after the reforms of 1996, which were way off.Paul Ryan’s New Plan Is a Good One, Especially for Black People|John McWhorter|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
John Turturro gave me a part in his movie [Fading Gigolo], and I was happy to do it.Woody Allen on ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ the Crisis in Gaza, and Those Allegations|Marlow Stern|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A wild-eyed thing that may once have been a man stared in horror at the fading light of the yellow star far astern.Turnover Point|Alfred Coppel
Amiens saw it a little to the east in the fading light of evening, and a few early citizens of Dijon marked it soon after dawn.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
In some such peace the Fading Flower commonly finds her rest—a peace unromantic, utilitarian, and yet not perhaps unbeautiful.Modern Women and What is Said of Them|Anonymous
Anyhow, I saw the shadows, which had appeared well separated before, fading away and concentrating in the rear.British Secret Service During the Great War|Nicholas Everitt
But in her heart other shadows were fading to disclose realities hitherto faintly suspected and half defined.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
British Dictionary definitions for fading (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for fading (2 of 2)
- 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