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 unfaded
Historical Examples of unfaded
Its every incident is etched on the curtain of the past with sharp and unfaded lines.The Cryptogram
William Murray Graydon
It does but need fresh and simple eyes to recognize their unfaded life.Essays
The dress was fresh and unfaded, but it was full four years behind the style!The Fatal Glove
Clara Augusta Jones Trask
It remains in the memory motionless, unfaded, with its life arrested, in an unchanging light.Lord Jim
We see them at Camp Louisiana proudly wearing their new boots and their uniforms as yet unfaded by the sun.The Civil War Through the Camera
Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
- 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.