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

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fade-in was in 1917

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“Fade-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fade-in. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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