American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gradual increase in the visibility of an image or the audibility of a sound, as in cinema, television, or radio.
“You set a number of seconds between checks (it politely asks for a minimum of 3 minutes between updates), and a fade-in window brings the new email counts and subjects to your desktop.”
“It's a perfect fade-in to the moment when the guitars suddenly click into place with bass and drums, unveiling that perfect, spiralling riff.”
“I prefer a quick fade-out/fade-in when I need a transition.”
“Accompanying this back story are beautiful illustrations done by illustrator Kelly Murphy that show places within the story that slowly fade-in to the real live location.”
“A vague numbering system and fade-in/fade-out grid when you move spaces does not help anyone.”
“I was in the South and Anne's record started with a fade-in organ which I had never heard before on a record, and I could hear the DJ saying "Number One, One, One..." and then you hear this fade in organ for several seconds, and then Anne starts out, "And his love will be his vision.”
“The fade-in on the spot should find Obama casually juggling three red circus balls.”
“From the announcement of our new minimalist fade-in homepage to the new magazine layout of images in Universal Search, this week was filled with many highly visible changes.”
“All in all, we ran approximately 10 variants of the fade-in.”
“You set a number of seconds between checks it politely asks for a minimum of 3 minutes between updates, and a fade-in window brings the new email counts and subjects to your desktop.”
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