fade-in

play
noun \ ˈfād-ˌin \

Definition of fade-in

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

First Known Use of fade-in

1917


FADE-IN Defined for English Language Learners

fade-in

play
noun

Definition of fade-in for English Language Learners

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



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