fade to black


of a movie or TV screen
: to change gradually until it is completely black
As the hero rides into the sunset, the screen fades to black.

Examples of fade to black in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Late in the novel, an emergency pulls Michael and Melissa back together, and too swiftly things fade to black. Lauren Michele Jackson, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 The channels' fade to black on Spectrum is the result of a dispute over carriage fees between Disney and Charter Communications, which owns Spectrum. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2023 What would become of all that sophisticated weaponry is a question that hung over the heads of the war-weary Afghan people, who after two decades of American occupation and brutal Taliban insurgency saw their dwindling hopes of democracy fade to black. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 31 Aug. 2023 Scenes fade to black in a dramatic fashion even though nothing intense has happened. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2023 After a fade to black, Nik is then shown in the next scene, alive but handcuffed to a hospital bed, inside Schwarzau Prison in Austria. Joshua St. Clair, Men's Health, 16 June 2023 The director even seems to be toying with the viewer’s patience here, with each scene ending on an almost excruciatingly long fade to black. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 25 May 2023 The singers later hit a series of solo dance moves of their own and participate in a standoff before the lights fade to black. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 26 Apr. 2023 Elegantly edited in segments that fade to black as the ice thaws between the siblings, there’s an air of timelessness. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 See More

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“Fade to black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fade%20to%20black. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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