Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having lost freshness of color, or having this appearance: as, a faded coat; its color was a faded blue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of fade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective reduced in strength
  • adjective having lost freshness or brilliance of color

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Examples

  • Justin frowned, but then the expression faded quickly as he began his story.

    The Children of the Lost

  • Justin frowned, but then the expression faded quickly as he began his story.

    The Children of the Lost

  • Bell started to smile but the expression faded fast.

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  • Slowly the thought of the word faded, and sleep began to enfold her.

    The House of Mirth

  • Slowly the thought of the word faded, and sleep began to enfold her.

    The House of Mirth

  • Slowly the thought of the word faded, and sleep began to enfold her.

    The House of Mirth

  • When you've learned whom to show the expensive hand-painted things to, and when to suggest quietly the little, vague things, with what you call the faded look, why, you've learned just about all there is to know of human nature.

    Fanny Herself

  • When you've learned whom to show the expensive hand - painted things to, and when to suggest quietly the little, vague things, with what you call the faded look, why, you've learned just about all there is to know of human nature.

    Fanny Herself

  • Anitra smiled faintly in response to the broad grin on McCoy’s face; slowly, her expression faded to one of uncertainty.

    Demons

  • Anitra smiled faintly in response to the broad grin on McCoy’s face; slowly, her expression faded to one of uncertainty.

    Demons

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