Definition of Fading

1. Noun. Weakening in force or intensity. "Attenuation in the volume of the sound"

Exact synonyms: Attenuation
Generic synonyms: Weakening
Derivative terms: Attenuate, Fade, Fade



Definition of Fading

1. a. Losing freshness, color, brightness, or vigor.

2. n. An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.

Definition of Fading

1. Verb. (present participle of fade) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fading

1. an Irish dance [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fading

fadeouts
fadeproof
fader
faders
fades
fadest
fadeth
fadeur
fadeurs
fadge
fadged
fadges
fadging
fadier
fadiest
fading (current term)
fading away
fading time
fadings
fadish
fadista
fadistas
fadlike
fadme
fadmes
fado
fadoodle
fadoodles
fados
fadrozole

Literary usage of Fading

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1. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"fading. The name of an Irish dance, and a common burden for a song. In the Irish Masque performed before James I at court, an Irishman says, ..."

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"They came back with shrill cries over the jutting shoulder of the house, flying darkly against the fading air. What birds were they ? ..."

3. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"OCR love ia not a fading earthly flower: Its winged seed dropped down from Paradise, And, nursed by day and night, by sun and shower, Doth momently to ..."

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