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cross-fade Line breaks: cross-fade
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒsfeɪd/

Definition of cross-fade in English:


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(In sound or film editing) make a picture or sound appear or be heard gradually as another disappears or becomes silent: (as noun cross-fading) there’s some imaginative use of cross-fading
More example sentences
  • The familiar loops and fast punching drum samples cross-faded with a repetitive keyboard drone.
  • The inclusion of virtual turntables completes the picture by adding the capability to scratch, mix and cross-fade your music.
  • A range of equaliser presets plus the ability to cross-fade tracks provide further audio pleasure.


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An instance of cross-fading.
Example sentences
  • The separate shots are fused by cross-fades.
  • There is also an extensive use of mutes, including staggered transitions from muted to unmuted and vice versa, like a cross-fade in recording.
  • One fears the words ‘I remember it like it was yesterday…’ will follow with a blurry-wave cross-fade.
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