American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gradual disappearance of an image or sound, as in cinema, television, or radio.
- n. A gradual and temporary loss in reception of a radio or television signal, often generated by interference in transmission.
- n. Alternative form of fadeout.
“A Last Request" -- This is more of a fade-out than a proper tune, a way to ease you out the door after that emotional finale.”
“But he's in a particularly bad way, and needs to rebound dramatically if he's not to face a fade-out as his best option, if he survives at all.”
“It seems like the sort of they-lived-happily-ever-after pairing you might find at the fade-out of a Hallmark Channel movie.”
“A new classic with the allure of that '70s fade-out.”
“Will we be doing a slow fade-out, á la Zack (Eric Milligan) on Bones?”
“Noda and Maehara agree on most policies—fiscal discipline, a gradual fade-out of nuclear power, the need for close collaboration with the opposition, a strong U.S.”
“Whether they succeed before the final fade-out is a matter of opinion.”
“They, along with the England and Wales Cricket Board, have built up a little credibility surplus thanks to the team's improved performances, the recent World Cup fade-out notwithstanding: Ashes winners, World Twenty20 winners and third-ranked in the world in tests, behind India and South Africa.”
“What becomes of me then?" he wonders at the fade-out, and suddenly Laurence Fishburne is kind of interesting.”
“Prolonging may ultimately cause hurt, while a gentle fade-out can be an act of kindness.”
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