Movies, Television. a gradual increase in the visibility of a scene.
Broadcasting, Recording. a gradual increase in the volume of sound, especially of recorded or broadcast music, dialogue, or the like, usually starting from complete inaudibility.
verb (used without object), faded, fading.
to lose brightness or vividness of color.
to become dim, as light, or lose brightness of illumination.
to lose freshness, vigor, strength, or health:
The tulips have faded.
to disappear or die gradually (often followed by away or out):
His anger faded away.
Football. (of an offensive back, especially a quarterback) to move back toward one’s own goal line, usually with the intent to pass, after receiving the snapback from center or a hand-off or lateral pass behind the line of scrimmage (usually followed by back):
The quarterback was tackled while fading back for a pass.
(of an automotive brake) to undergo brake fade.
verb (used with object), faded, fading.
to cause to fade:
Sunshine faded the drapes.
(in dice throwing) to make a wager against (the caster).
Broadcasting, Recording. to cause (the volume of sound) to increase or decrease gradually (usually followed by in or out).
an act or instance of fading.
Movies, Television Informal. a fade-out.
(films) an optical effect in which a shot appears gradually out of darkness
a gradual increase in the volume in a radio or television broadcast
Also fade up. to increase or cause to increase gradually, as vision or sound in a film or broadcast
to lose or cause to lose brightness, colour, or clarity
(intransitive) to lose freshness, vigour, or youth; wither
(intransitive; usually foll by away or out) to vanish slowly; die out
(intransitive) (of the brakes of a vehicle) to lose power
to cause (a golf ball) to move with a controlled left-to-right trajectory or (of a golf ball) to veer gradually from left to right
the act or an instance of fading
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.
[feyd-lis] /ˈfeɪd lɪs/ adjective 1. not or diminishing; unfading. /ˈfeɪdlɪs/ adjective 1. not subject to fading
- Faden suture
Faden suture Fa·den suture (fäd’n) n. A suture placed between an ocular rectus muscle and the posterior sclera to limit excessive action of the eyeball.
[feyd-out] /ˈfeɪdˌaʊt/ noun 1. Movies, Television. a gradual decrease in the visibility of a scene. 2. Broadcasting, Recording. a gradual decrease in the volume of sound, especially of recorded or broadcast music, dialogue, or the like, usually ending in complete inaudibility. 3. a gradual disappearance or reduction: the fade-out of a brilliant career. [feyd] /feɪd/ […]
[fey-der] /ˈfeɪ dər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Movies, Broadcasting, Recording. a multiple-unit volume control used in changing gradually from one signal source to another, decreasing the volume from the first audio or visual source while increasing the volume from the second. n. sound control device, 1931, agent noun from fade […]