Definition of fade-out in English:

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fade-out

Pronunciation: /ˈfād ˌout/

noun

1A filmmaking and broadcasting technique whereby an image is made to disappear gradually or the sound volume is gradually decreased to zero.
Example sentences
  • Primitive - and thus charming - special effects include the early use of lap dissolves (the double-exposure of a fade-out over a fade-in) to create magical transformation scenes.
  • This is where Solas should have ended, with a slow fade-out on Mother's image.
  • Average sound quality and rapid fade-outs characterise the record.
1.1A gradual and temporary loss of a broadcast signal: radio fade-outs
More example sentences
  • The fact that the signal strength doesn't drop during the fade outs indicates to me that it's not an antenna problem, but I'm no expert.

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Syllabification: fade-out

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