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
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 8, 2015
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’
January 6, 2015
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
October 30, 2014
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
July 30, 2014
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
July 18, 2014
Historical Examples of fading
Then the fiery vapour was dissipated, and the sunset ended by fading away.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
But the moon had presently sunk, and to the east the stars were fading.
Is it faint, or fading, or to be looked for by the eye before it can be found out?Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
She had felt lonely then in the soft light of the fading day.A Spirit in Prison
They drove along the streets where the lanterns were fading.Stories of a Western Town
- 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
Word Origin for fade
early 14c., "lose brightness, grow pale," from Old French fader "become weak, wilt, wither," from adj. fade "pale, weak, insipid" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, some sort of blending of Latin fatuus "silly, tasteless" + vapidus "flat, flavorless." Related: Faded; fading. As a noun, from c.1300.