Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fade (sth) in”

fade (sth) in

phrasal verb with fade     /feɪd/ verb [I or T]
If the picture or sound of a film or recording fades in, or someone fades it in, it becomes gradually stronger.Increasing and intensifyingRecording sounds and images
(Definition of fade (sth) in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of fade (sth) in

Translations of “fade (sth) in”

Word of the Day


showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More