Meaning of fade-out in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfeɪdaʊt/

Translate fade-out into Spanish


  • 1A film-making and broadcasting technique whereby an image is made to disappear gradually or the sound volume is gradually decreased to zero.

    ‘the fade-out before each ad break’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Also, we see the same post-song fade-outs here, eradicating the applause and appreciation of the crowd after every number.’
    • ‘The film's first shot, following the old-style Shochiku logo, shows a train traveling from left to right, shot low-angle, ending on a slow fade-out.’
    peter out, taper off, tail off, dwindle, deteriorate, decline, wane, fade, fade away, fade out, give in, give up, give way, crumble, disintegrate, collapse, slump, go downhill, draw to a close, subside
    1. 1.1A gradual and temporary loss of a broadcast signal.
      ‘radio fade-outs’
      • ‘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.’