fade-out

noun
\ ˈfād-ˌau̇t How to pronounce fade-out (audio) \

Definition of fade-out

: an act or instance of fading out especially : a gradual decrease in a motion-picture or television image's visibility at the end of a sequence

First Known Use of fade-out

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Fade-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fade-out. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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fade-out

noun
How to pronounce fade-out (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fade-out

: the gradual disappearance of an image at the end of a scene in a movie or television program

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