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
It does but need fresh and simple eyes to recognize their unfaded life.Essays|Alice Meynell
An unfaded square which she had noted on the wall-paper of the inner room showed where its original place had been.Dark Hollow|Anna Katherine Green
Or if I could preserve the leaves themselves, unfaded, it would be better still.Excursions and Poems|Henry David Thoreau
Unfaded and unfading, it still lies upon the quiet grave of the true and faithful artist!Molly and Kitty|Olga Eschenbach
The spirit culls Unfaded amaranth, when wild it strays790 Through the old garden-ground of boyish days.Endymion|John Keats
British Dictionary definitions for unfaded
- 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
Word Origin and History for unfaded
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.