Translation of fade in Spanish:


apagarse, v.

Pronunciation /feɪd//feɪd/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (color/star) apagarse
    (color/star) perder intensidad
    (fabric/paper) perder color
    (paper/fabric) desteñirse
    the light was beginning to fade empezaba a oscurecer / a irse la luz
    • The light lasted about 5 to 10 seconds before it faded out slowly and disappeared.
    • ‘Sure, come in,’ Tara replied, the sparkle fading but not disappearing completely.
    • She smiled at the eagerness that faded to disappointment.
    • The sky had been painted gold by the sunset and the bright, warm colour hadn't faded at all yet.
    • The dream was quickly fading from memory as his stomach growled for attention.
    • Something strange is happening to the trees: their beautiful green leaves are fading, discoloring, even coming loose and blowing away.
    • Although summer's over and the last splutters of colour are fading from most gardens, there is a way to keep your patch looking pretty in the dark days ahead.
    • Benefits like this, however, fade into insignificance compared to the bigger picture.
    • Fibreglass was commonly used in public sculptures some years ago but it was found to break easily and colours faded quickly on it.
    • And, as the process went on, the smile faded, disappeared, and was replaced with the usual frown.
    • With the lights fading, the match petered into a draw at the end of regulation time.
    • His voice disappears and his grasp fades to nothing.
    • The colours fade and lose their sheen; the pink-tipped petals curl and brown and the leaves wither and wrinkle.
    • His voice fades to nothing, signalling the end of the conversation.
    • As a result, some parts of his pictures are bathed in soft light while others fade into gentle dusk.
    • However tattoos usually fade over time, making them illegible.
    • She wondered why an innovative technical process for manufacturing tiles rose to prominence but then faded so quickly from sight.
    • There was the faintest trace of freckles fading from childhood glittering across the bridge of my nose.
    • He was short with silver grey hair that was fading to white along with his hairline.
    • Had cotton not been so in demand and so crucial to the prosperity of the nation and Europe, slavery might have faded rather than growing stronger.
    • Slowly the colours of the day faded and the dark purple of the night crept in, with its eerie sense of romance and evil to it.
    • And so, while scientists toiled in their labs, the market for dictation tools faded like a distant radio signal.
    • Again, the strands of color start out saturated and fade in intensity, as if done in a single gesture.
    • She strained, but the dream was already fading and she was growing sleepy again.
    • She heard the car start up and sound of the engine slowly faded into the distance.
    • Brilliant coral-red leaves fade to greenish pink in summer and develop only a little color in fall.
    • Remember that most computer inks will fade over time if left in the sunlight.
    • I leaned against the wall, laughter fading a bit.
    • This coloration gradually fades away during the fruiting season, which occurs from February to March.
    • Rob listened as Diana walked out of his room and heard her footsteps fade into nothingness.
    • The colors are generally bright and bold, though there are moments when the image looks slightly faded.
    • We used a big cotton rug as a picnic blanket and its bright colours soon faded in the New Zealand sun.
    • They watched as the bright colours of the sky faded and were replaced by the muted pastels of twilight.
    • His wrinkles and laugh lines accented a face of solitude and sadness, and his old uniform was becoming tattered, its former blue colour fading.
    • For the evening out, Gabrielle had chosen to wear a white turtleneck sweater and faded blue stonewashed jeans with black boots.
    • When alive these fishes are a beautiful blue tinged grey on the back with a whitish belly, but this colour fades to a dull dark grey after death.
    • Shock and remorse showed there, the pink in his cheeks fading to a pale colour I had never seen on him before.
    • From the interior of a car, the condensation on the windshield gradually fades away, revealing a better picture of the landscape outside.
    • As the day grew longer and faded into night, the party continued on their perilous journey, marching through the mist filled forests.
    • It was still painful to think of the Pied Piper's disappearance, but the shock had faded to a faint ache.
  • 2

    • 2.1(disappear)

      (memories/feeling) desvanecerse
      (strength/sight) debilitarse
      (beauty) marchitarse
      (interest/enthusiasm) decaer
      (hope/optimism) desvanecerse
      his smile faded se le desvaneció la sonrisa
      • the novelty soon faded se pasó pronto la novedad
      • Seeing a man cry like that, I could not control myself and my partner faded away behind the fall of my own tears.
      • It is painful to see such infants gradually fading away over a number of weeks or months, when everybody hopes for a speedy end.
      • She also holds sessions that deal with death and dying-among people who are literally fading away.
      • As Nariman gradually fades away into the passive state of the bedridden invalid, the novel places Yezad on center stage.

    • 2.2(lose freshness, vigor)

      (flower/plant) ajarse
      she's fading fast se está apagando / consumiendo rápidamente
      • Once all the flowers on a stem have faded, it can be cut back and with luck, a new spike will be waiting to take its place.
      • Once the flowers have faded, start pruning climbing roses
      • It is safest to prune, when needed, as soon as flowers fade because buds are set almost immediately for the next season.
      • As a rule of thumb, late-flowering species should be pruned in early spring, early flowering ones after the flowers have faded.
      • When the flowers have faded, discard the bulbs.
      • After topmost flowers fade, cut the stem back to a side blossom, bud, or leaf.
      • After the flowers fade, the green foliage provides shady relief from the hot summer sun and forms a lush canopy for outdoor dining.
      • Plants need regular water throughout the growing season, but especially until six weeks after flowers fade.
      • Potato tubers begin forming when the flowers fade: after that, the crop can be harvested as needed.
      • Special care is given to the gourd plant as it grows and forms fruit after its flowers fade.
      • I have always cut mine down when the flower has faded but according to Synnott this is not a good idea as they prefer to die back naturally.
      • After the flowers fade, seedpods form, then burst, revealing silky seeds.
      • She also pointed out that fresh flowers soon faded and died.
      • While spring and summer flowers and fall color dazzle, it is more difficult to create interest when the flowers fade or the leaves drop.
      • People often wonder what to do when tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, Easter lilies, and other spring-blooming bulb flowers have faded.
      • ‘I will record the whole process, as these lotus seed pods fade, wither, and dry up,’ Wang said.
      • Even though fresh flowers will eventually fade, your bouquet doesn't have to disappear.
      • Pressed flowers will fade in the light, so they need to be in the dark, ideally in a drawer.
      • After the flowers of spring bulbs fade, the remaining foliage is left to wilt and die back.
      • For on cold autumn days, when all other flowers were fading away, only the chrysanthemum was able to flourish in the cold winds.

    • 2.3(fall away)

      (competitor/team) decaer
      (team/competitor) quedarse atrás
      (competitor/team) perder terreno
      • He held the lead through six furlongs before fading.
      • The John Gosden-trained colt took up the lead coming into the home straight but faded in the final furlong.
      • Godolphin Racing's Moon Ballad faded badly to finish last in the five-horse field.
      • He eventually faded to finish 13 th, 27 lengths behind runaway winner Monarchos.
      • Sand Springs set the pace before fading late to finish seventh.
      • Illiquidity held a narrow lead a quarter-mile from the finish before fading.
      • Abbondanza set the early pace in the Sprint before fading to finish 11 th.
      • Kew Green, the well-backed 7-2 favourite fades as soon as the runners came out of Tattenham Corner and trails in down the field.
      • But the Nicky Henderson trained horse showed his strength as McCoy's mount faded in the home straight.
      • John Gosden's French 1,000 Guineas winner Zenda flattered briefly in the straight but faded to finish last of the 15 runners.
      • Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando made the lead in mid stretch but faded over the final furlong to finish fourth.
      • His jockey, Philip Robinson did an excellent job calming him down for the race, but in many respects the damage had been done, and he faded in the final furlongs.
      • The competition has only lasted one minute, but both girls are breathing hard, and Lisa feels her strength fading.
      • The early pacesetter faded to last, and Regal Thunder ran on to finish second.
      • Despite her protest her strength was fading like a dying star.
      • Volponi, last year's shock winner of the Classic at odds of 43-1, showed early on but faded in the back straight.
      • Her strength had not faded in the least, not even after the injuries she had received.
      • His great weight almost jerked her off the bridge, but she pulled him up from the hungry flames as her own strength faded.
      • His magic boost faded and his strength was back to normal.
      • Much of the early running had been made by the Michael Jarvis-trained Rakti but he faded with three furlongs to go.

  • 3

    • 3.1

      (music/signal/sound) debilitarse
      (music/signal/sound) perderse
      the theme music fades in poco a poco se empieza a oír el tema musical
      • to fade out desaparecer
      • The sound is fading in and out, when the record is interrupted with news of an imminent tornado heading for Kansas.
      • In "Safe Return", high-pitched strings fade in as if the birds fly highly to the sky.
      • You can have the sound fade in and fade out or adjust the volume as necessary.

    • 3.2Television Radio

      (signal) oscilar

    • 3.3Motor Vehicles

      (engine/brakes) no responder
      • It was only in the closing stages when Paul's brakes faded slightly that he had to back off the chase.
      • The brakes are easy to handle and get a hard grip, even after a few hard braking sessions no fading is apparent.
      • Their brakes fade, clutches burn and chassis flex; they dig in, roll around and break traction at absurdly low speeds, but with great drama.

  • 4

    Television Cinema
    (speech/scene/image) fundirse
    the scene fades to the same room twenty years later hay un fundido a la misma habitación veinte años después
    • In fact, the extra content is what sticks to my mind now, while the film itself is fading to a pleasantly dissonant collection of images and emotions.
    • They change pace through fading montages of static images.
    • It is on this arresting image that the projection fades.
    • The film keeps fading out and telling us that it's one year or three years or six months later, and it's fun to catch up to where these people have ended up.
    • Moroccan music comes up on the soundtrack, and the image fades to black.
    • Beyond the initial title card, the film fades out on several ‘where are they now’ cards.
    • Illuminated in the darkness by a helicopter searchlight, McCaleb falls into unconsciousness, the film fades to white, and the next scene is a doctor's office two years later.
    • Even as the image fades to black and the credits roll, you continue to hear the tapping underneath the music until the credits end.
    • I started to tear as the images of my father faded out of the scene.
    • We are the last couple seen on that video as the shot fades into a picture of the ship.
    • Then Beauty's silhouette remains facing away from the camera in the shot, but her image fades out of the frame next to her and is replaced by the image of the sick Beast.
    • The final shot of the previous scenes fades into the first shot of the next scene.
    • And when the film's final scene fades to black, you will be even more eager to see how Batman Continues.
    • Suddenly, the mask fills the screen, and it fades into a black-and-white scene in a club; this image then slowly turns into full color.
    • And those are the last words as the film turns to a beautiful sunset and fades to black.
    • The shot fades out and comes back up the next morning with Kanzaki, asleep at his desk, being awoken by an impatient man holding a tux.
    • As the first half of the film fades out to blackness, so does the spectator's perception of lingering domestic comfort.
    • But later a scene faded out, only to fade back in to the same people in the same room.
    • The image on the view screen faded to nothing and was quickly replaced with an animation of the projected path of the rocket.
    • The television finally faded into commercial, and Colin clicked the mute button, turning to Lizzie.
  • 5

    • 5.1(veer)

      (baseball/golfball) desviarse
      fade to the left/right desviarse a la izquierda/derecha
      • McTeirnan was desperately unlucky with the conversion with the ball fading to the right and wide from a difficult angle.
      • The ball will slice or fade, but by opening the clubface you are adding loft to the club, which will produce a higher-trajectory ball flight.
      • Logic prevailed, I followed his advice, and the ball faded beautifully onto the green, just as he had predicted.

    • 5.2(in US football)


transitive verb

  • 1

    (make lose color)
    (furnishings/fabric/clothes) desteñir
    (fabric/furnishings/clothes) hacer perder el color a
    (color) apagar
  • 2

    Television Cinema Radio
    fade the applause into the next song funda los aplausos con / y la siguiente canción
    • she faded the music down bajó gradualmente el volumen de la música


  • 1

    Television Cinema Radio
    fundido masculine
    disuelto masculine
    slow fade fundido encadenado masculine
  • 2brake fade

    Motor Vehicles
    (masculine plural) frenos con una gran resistencia a la fatiga
    fading masculine