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American English: /feɪd/
British English: /feɪd/

Translation of fade in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1
    perder intensidad
    perder color
    the light was beginning to fade
    empezaba a oscurecer or a irse la luz
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (disappear)
    his smile faded
    se le desvaneció la sonrisa
    the novelty soon faded
    se pasó pronto la novedad
    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.
    2.2 (lose freshness, vigor)
    she's fading fast
    se está apagando or consumiendo rápidamente
    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.
    2.3 (fall away)
    quedarse atrás
    perder terreno
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 3.1
    the theme music fades in
    poco a poco se empieza a oír el tema musical
    to fade out
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    3.2 (Radio, Television)
    3.3 (Cars)
    no responder
    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.
  • 4 (Cinema, Television)
    the scene fades to the same room twenty years later
    hay un fundido a la misma habitación veinte años después
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 5 (Sport) 5.1 (veer)
    fade to the left/right
    desviarse a la izquierda/derecha
    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.
    5.2 (in US football)

transitive verb

  • 1 (make lose color)
    hacer perder el color a
  • 2 (Cinema, Radio, Television) fade the applause into the next song
    funda los aplausos con or y la siguiente canción
    she faded the music down
    bajó gradualmente el volumen de la música


  • 1 countable (Cinema, Radio, Television) slow fade
    Example sentences
    • 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 uncountable
    also: brake fade
    frenos (masculine plural) con una gran resistencia a la fatiga
    fading (masculine)

Phrasal verbs

fade away

verb + adverb
irse apagando
the sound slowly faded away
el sonido se fue apagando poco a poco or gradualmente
he faded away into obscurity
fue cayendo poco a poco en el olvido
you must eat something or you'll fade away
si no comes algo te vas a consumir
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