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fade

Pronunciation: /feɪd/

Translation of fade in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [color/star] apagarse*, perder* intensidad; [fabric/paper] perder* color, desteñirse* the light was beginning to fade empezaba a oscurecer or a irse la luz
  • 2 2.1 (disappear) [feeling/memories] desvanecerse*; [strength/sight] debilitarse; [beauty] marchitarse; [interest/enthusiasm] decaer*; [hope/optimism] desvanecerse* his smile faded se le desvaneció la sonrisa the novelty soon faded se pasó pronto la novedad 2.2 (lose freshness, vigor) [flower/plant] ajarse 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) [competitor/team] decaer*, 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.
    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.
  • 3 3.1 [sound/signal/music] debilitarse, perderse* the theme music fades in poco a poco se empieza a oír el tema musical to fade out desaparecer* 3.2 [Radio] [Television/Televisión] [signal] oscilar 3.3 [Cars/Automovilismo] [brakes/engine] no responder
    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
    • 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/Cine] [Television/Televisión] [image/scene/speech] fundirse 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/Deporte] 5.1 (veer) [baseball/golfball] desviarse* fade to the left/right desviarse* a la izquierda/derecha 5.2 (in US football) retroceder
    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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (make lose color) [fabric/clothes/furnishings] desteñir*, hacer* perder el color a; [color] apagar*
    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 [Cinema/Cine] [Radio] [Television/Televisión] fundir 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
    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.

noun/nombre

  • 2 uncountable/no numerable
    (brake fade)
    [Cars/Automovilismo] frenos (masculine plural) con una gran resistencia a la fatiga, fading (masculine)

Phrasal verbs

fade away

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[love/grief] irse* apagando; [chances/hopes/memory] desvanecerse* 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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