trail away/off

phrasal verb

trailed away/off; trailing away/off; trails away/off
used to say that someone's voice becomes softer and softer and then stops
She started asking him a question, but then her voice trailed off.

Examples of trail away/off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McGrevy and her co-worker then ran down the trail away from the man, in the direction of Wolverine Peak. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 29 July 2023 On Monday afternoon, a woman and her Belgian Malinois named Eva began walking along a trail off Highway 299 near the Northern California town of Big Bar, a little over an hour’s drive west of Redding. Justin Raystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2022 Franconia Falls is one of the many jewels of the White Mountains, a stunning series of rocky cascades and pools that are very popular among families because of the easy access along a flat trail off the Kancamagus Highway. John R. Ellement,, 16 Aug. 2023 Winds are expected to trail off by the evening hours and there is a slight chance for showers on Tuesday. Michelle Watson and Susannah Cullinane, CNN, 20 June 2022 Temperatures are likely to warm into the 50s over the weekend, but overcast skies will be the norm until Sunday, when chances for precipitation are projected to trail off and the sun may begin peeking through the clouds in Houston. Dan Carson, Chron, 24 Feb. 2022 The conversation about Stranger Things will probably trail off over the course of the next month. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 7 July 2022 OpenSea, one of the world's largest NFT marketplaces, reported that the number of NFT sales on the platform peaked in August 2021, then started to trail off at the end of the year. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 15 Apr. 2022 The incident occurred about 4:45 p.m. about 1.5 miles up a trail off Sorrento Valley near Shaw Lopez Road. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2023 See More

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“Trail away/off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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