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División en sílabas: fade

Definición de fade en inglés:

verbo

[no object]
1Gradually grow faint and disappear: the noise faded away figurative hopes of peace had faded
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The dream was quickly fading from memory as his stomach growled for attention.
  • Had cotton not been so in demand and so crucial to the prosperity of the nation and Europe, slavery might have faded rather than growing stronger.
  • From the interior of a car, the condensation on the windshield gradually fades away, revealing a better picture of the landscape outside.
Sinónimos
dim, grow dim, grow faint, fail, dwindle, die away, wane, disappear, vanish, decline, melt away
literary evanesce
1.1Lose or cause to lose color or brightness: [no object]: the fair hair had faded to a dusty gray [with object]: (usually as adjective faded) faded jeans
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Shock and remorse showed there, the pink in his cheeks fading to a pale colour I had never seen on him before.
  • However tattoos usually fade over time, making them illegible.
  • As a result, some parts of his pictures are bathed in soft light while others fade into gentle dusk.
Sinónimos
become pale, become bleached, become washed out, lose color, discolor;
grow dull, grow dim, lose luster
1.2(Of a flower) lose freshness and wither.
Example sentences
  • After the flowers of spring bulbs fade, the remaining foliage is left to wilt and die back.
  • ‘I will record the whole process, as these lotus seed pods fade, wither, and dry up,’ Wang said.
  • People often wonder what to do when tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, Easter lilies, and other spring-blooming bulb flowers have faded.
Sinónimos
wither, wilt, droop, shrivel, die
1.3Gradually become thin and weak, especially to the point of death.
Example sentences
  • As Nariman gradually fades away into the passive state of the bedridden invalid, the novel places Yezad on center stage.
  • It is painful to see such infants gradually fading away over a number of weeks or months, when everybody hopes for a speedy end.
  • Seeing a man cry like that, I could not control myself and my partner faded away behind the fall of my own tears.
1.4(Of a racehorse, runner, etc.) lose strength or drop back, especially after a promising start: she faded near the finish
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The John Gosden-trained colt took up the lead coming into the home straight but faded in the final furlong.
  • John Gosden's French 1,000 Guineas winner Zenda flattered briefly in the straight but faded to finish last of the 15 runners.
  • The early pacesetter faded to last, and Regal Thunder ran on to finish second.
1.5(Of a radio signal) gradually lose intensity: the signal faded away
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Their only contact with the outside world is through a transistor radio, its signals fading in and out.
  • It was fun to eavesdrop on this community for an hour or so until their radio signal faded.
  • She queried, but it was no use, the signal faded completely and she was lost.
1.6(Of a vehicle brake) become temporarily less efficient as a result of frictional heating.
Example sentences
  • Their brakes fade, clutches burn and chassis flex; they dig in, roll around and break traction at absurdly low speeds, but with great drama.
  • It was only in the closing stages when Paul's brakes faded slightly that he had to back off the chase.
  • The brakes are easy to handle and get a hard grip, even after a few hard braking sessions no fading is apparent.
2 [with adverbial] (With reference to film and television images) come or cause to come gradually into or out of view, or to merge into another shot: [no object]: fade into scenes of rooms strewn with festive remains [with object]: some shots have to be faded in
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And when the film's final scene fades to black, you will be even more eager to see how Batman Continues.
  • In fact, the extra content is what sticks to my mind now, while the film itself is fading to a pleasantly dissonant collection of images and emotions.
  • They change pace through fading montages of static images.
2.1(With reference to recorded sound) increase or decrease in volume or merge into another recording: [no object]: they let you edit the digital data, making it fade in and out [with object]: fade up natural sound
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The sound is fading in and out, when the record is interrupted with news of an imminent tornado heading for Kansas.
  • In "Safe Return", high-pitched strings fade in as if the birds fly highly to the sky.
  • You can have the sound fade in and fade out or adjust the volume as necessary.
3 Golf (Of the ball) deviate to the right (or, for a left-handed golfer, the left), typically as a result of spin given to the ball.
Example sentences
  • Logic prevailed, I followed his advice, and the ball faded beautifully onto the green, just as he had predicted.
  • McTeirnan was desperately unlucky with the conversion with the ball fading to the right and wide from a difficult angle.
  • The ball will slice or fade, but by opening the clubface you are adding loft to the club, which will produce a higher-trajectory ball flight.
3.1 [with object] (Of a golfer) cause (the ball) to deviate: he had to fade the ball around a light pole Compare with draw (sense 5) of the verb).
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Pohl once was the longest hitter on tour, even though he faded the ball.
  • If you can predictably draw or fade the ball, you'll hit more fairways, because you effectively double the size of your target.
  • It was Demaret who influenced Hogan to weaken his grip and fade the ball, probably saving Hogan's career.
4 [with object] North American informal (In craps) match the bet of (another player): Lovejoy faded him for twenty-five cents
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Hopefully he faded the bet in Vegas and walked away a winner tonight.
  • If the cards miss out (lose), the players who faded the center bet each receive back their money together with the equivalent amount of the center bet.

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1The process of becoming less bright: the sun can cause color-fade
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • One reason behind the evening news fade is that it's still scheduled for an era when moms stayed at home and cooked for dad, who didn't have a long commute.
  • Carpenter's late-season fade and Pettitte's fine second half helped sort out the runners-up.
  • Life, death, bloom and fade are intimately coupled.
1.1An act of causing a film or television picture to darken and disappear gradually: a fade to black would bring the sequence to a close Compare with fade-out.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In the earlier film, a cut or a fade to black made minutes or even hours disappear.
  • However, all of these points of constancy and change are brought to light for the most part due to the extreme redundancy of the film's fades and the organisational role they play.
  • His use of split screen and fade through flashbacks is so imaginative that there are moments when the film is artistically stimulating.
2 Golf A shot causing the ball to deviate to the right (or, for a left-handed golfer, the left), usually purposely.
Example sentences
  • I hit a few hooks, slices, low shots and high fades.
  • Trying to hit a draw when your usual ball flight is a fade increases your tension level, making a hard shot that much harder.
  • Many good players feel they control the ball better with a fade.

Origen

Middle English (in the sense 'grow weak, waste away'; compare with fade away): from Old French fader, from fade 'dull, insipid', probably based on a blend of Latin fatuus 'silly, insipid' and vapidus 'vapid'.

More
  • The early sense of fade was ‘grow weak, waste away’. The word comes from Old French fade ‘dull, insipid’, probably a blend of Latin fatuus ‘silly, insipid’ (source of E17th fatuous), and vapidus ‘vapid’ ( see vapour). The sense ‘lose freshness’ (faded colours) developed in English alongside the meaning ‘lose strength’.

Frases

do a fade

1
informal Run away.
Example sentences
  • Behind her, the lights faded and the computer did a quick fade to a multi-hued sunset, a dark, starry night, and finally a blank screen.
  • Coming off the solo, I sang the last verse with the existing loop and then did a slow fade to end the song.

Verbos con partícula

fade back

1
Football Move back from the scrimmage line.
Example sentences
  • When you are do going to do a blitz, run up to the line of scrimmage then fade back until you are behind the ref [referee].
  • He can fade back, take a five-step drop, and just before he throws it, look into a camera and say, "Mel Kiper, this is for you."
  • On pass plays, drops back as quarterback begins to fade back, picks up legality of blocks by near linemen.

Derivados

fadeless

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • She is worthy of a fadeless rose in the bouquet of our history.
  • The variety of papers is astounding: fadeless colored papers; glossy, metallic or velour papers; rice papers; textured handmade papers; perforated or marbleized papers and more.

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