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fade–in

play
noun \ˈfād-ˌin\

Simple Definition of fade–in

  • : the gradual appearance of an image at the beginning of a scene in a movie or television program

Full Definition of fade–in

  1. :  a gradual increase in a motion-picture or television image's visibility at the beginning of a sequence

1917

First Known Use of fade–in

1917

Rhymes with fade–in


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