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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A waning; a decline.
  • noun Fluctuation in the strength of radio signals because of variations in the transmission medium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Decay; loss of color, freshness, or vigor.
  • noun The name of an Irish dance, and the burden of a song.

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

  • adjective Losing freshness, color, brightness, or vigor.
  • noun obsolete, obsolete An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of fade.
  • noun obsolete An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.

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

  • noun weakening in force or intensity

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