Fade - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |feɪd|  American pronunciation of the word fade
Brit.  |feɪd|  British pronunciation of the word fade


- a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer (syn: slice, slicing)
- gradually ceasing to be visible (syn: disappearance)


- become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly(syn: melt)
- lose freshness, vigor, or vitality (syn: wither)
- disappear gradually (syn: evanesce, fleet, pass)
- become feeble (syn: languish)


The flowers were fading in the vase.

the fading light of late afternoon

She was fading fast from the effects of the pneumonia.

We watched the ship gradually fade from view as it sailed away.

The smile faded from his face.

Hopes for a quick end of the crisis are fading fast.

Their reasons for leaving have faded from memory.

He's trying to recapture the faded glory of his youth.

The band's popularity has faded in recent years.

The fabric will fade unless you protect it from the sunlight.

The movie ends with a fade to black.

Your shirts have faded from frequent washing.

The flower ripens, fades and falls.

The colours of the photograph have faded from being kept in bright light.

This custom is slowly fading away.

Phrasal verbs

fade away  — become weaker
fade out  — become weaker

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fade
he/she/it: fades
present participle: fading
past tense: faded
past participle: faded
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