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fade-out

[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.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; noun use of verb phrase fade out
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British Dictionary definitions for fade-out

fade-out

noun
1.
(films) an optical effect in which a shot slowly disappears into darkness
2.
a gradual reduction in signal strength in a radio or television broadcast
3.
a gradual and temporary loss of a received radio or television signal due to atmospheric disturbances, magnetic storms, etc
4.
a slow or gradual disappearance
verb (adverb)
5.
to decrease or cause to decrease gradually, as vision or sound in a film or broadcast
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Slang definitions & phrases for fade-out

fade-out

noun

The end of a scene, film, etc, where the picture gradually disappears (1923+ Motion picture)


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