prefade

noun

pre·​fade ˌprē-ˈfād How to pronounce prefade (audio)
variants or pre-fade
: a function of an electronic device that allows an operator to observe a video or audio signal prior to fading it in (as on live television or radio)
used prefade to check the sound quality
often used before another noun
turned on prefade mode
a prefade circuit

Examples of prefade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The prefade enables the podcast host or producer to hear the input channel without anyone else hearing it. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 24 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prefade was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Prefade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prefade. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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