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Rose expected it to go something like a "fade-out" on the moving picture screen.

The boy and the boat slowly vanished in the mist like a "fade-out" at the movies, before Perry found his voice.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "lose brightness, grow pale," from Old French fader "become weak, wilt, wither," from adj. fade "pale, weak, insipid" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, some sort of blending of Latin fatuus "silly, tasteless" + vapidus "flat, flavorless." Related: Faded; fading. As a noun, from c.1300.

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