|Origin:||fader, from Latin fatuus; FATUOUS|
1 also fade away [intransitive]
to gradually disappear:
Hopes of a peace settlement are beginning to fade.
Over the years her beauty had faded a little.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to lose colour and brightness, or to make something do this:
the fading evening light
a pair of faded jeans
The sun had faded the curtains.
3 also fade away [intransitive]
to become weaker physically, especially so that you become very ill or die
if a team fades, it stops playing as well as it did before
fade inphrasal verb
to appear slowly or become louder, or to make a picture or sound do this
fade something ↔ in
Additional background sound is faded in at the beginning of the shot.
—fade-in noun [countable]
fade outphrasal verb
fade something ↔ out
He slid a control to fade out the music.
—fade-out noun [countable]