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fade-in

[feyd-in] /ˈfeɪdˌɪn/
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
1915-1920
1915-20; noun use of verb phrase fade in
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British Dictionary definitions for fadein

fade-in

noun
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
verb (adverb)
3.
Also fade up. to increase or cause to increase gradually, as vision or sound in a film or broadcast
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