fadein

fade-in

[feyd-in]
noun
1.
Movies, Television. a gradual increase in the visibility of a scene.
2.
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.

Origin:
1915–20; noun use of verb phrase fade in

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fade-in
 
n
1.  films an optical effect in which a shot appears gradually out of darkness
2.  a gradual increase in the volume in a radio or television broadcast
 
vb
3.  Also: fade up to increase or cause to increase gradually, as vision or sound in a film or broadcast

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