fade-out(redirected from fade-outs)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
fade-outor fade·out (fād′out′)
A gradual diminishing in intensity of an image, light, or sound to imperceptibility, especially as a transition in a visual or audio recording.
1. (Film) films an optical effect in which a shot slowly disappears into darkness
2. (Telecommunications) a gradual reduction in signal strength in a radio or television broadcast
3. (Telecommunications) a gradual and temporary loss of a received radio or television signal due to atmospheric disturbances, magnetic storms, etc
4. a slow or gradual disappearance
(Telecommunications) to decrease or cause to decrease gradually, as vision or sound in a film or broadcast
1. a gradual decrease in the visibility of a film or television scene.
2. a gradual decrease in the volume of broadcast or recorded sound.
3. a gradual disappearance or reduction.