: 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

Examples of fade-out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And any fade-out of Boomers could shift American politics. Andre Mouchard, Orange County Register, 4 Feb. 2024 Short, choppy conversations typically result in both quicker fade-outs and volume adjustments, while audio levels revert more gradually with longer conversations or patches of speech. Joe Hindy, PCMAG, 18 Sep. 2023 Trending Now: Radiation, a mainstay of cancer treatment, begins a fade-out One legal expert emphasized that the food companies suing over a policy is generally the mark of a strong law. Nicholas Florko, STAT, 21 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Fade-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fade-out. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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