Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having lost freshness of color, or having this appearance: as, a faded coat; its color was a faded blue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. reduced in strength
  • adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color

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Examples

  • Justin frowned, but then the expression faded quickly as he began his story.

    The Children of the Lost

  • Bell started to smile but the expression faded fast.

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  • Slowly the thought of the word faded, and sleep began to enfold her.

    The House of Mirth

  • When you've learned whom to show the expensive hand-painted things to, and when to suggest quietly the little, vague things, with what you call the faded look, why, you've learned just about all there is to know of human nature.

    Fanny Herself

  • When you've learned whom to show the expensive hand - painted things to, and when to suggest quietly the little, vague things, with what you call the faded look, why, you've learned just about all there is to know of human nature.

    Fanny Herself

  • Anitra smiled faintly in response to the broad grin on McCoy’s face; slowly, her expression faded to one of uncertainty.

    Demons

  • He was interrupted by a warm-complexioned man, clad in faded mackinaws.

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  • He was clad in faded overalls and black cotton shirt, with hobnailed brogans on his feet, and on his head a hat whose shapelessness and stains advertised the rough usage of wind and rain and sun and camp-smoke.

    All Gold Canon

  • “Aaaand go!” shouted Fish, a wiry man in faded blue jeans and a loose-fitting, long-sleeved cotton shirt, a headset clamped over a baseball cap.

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  • Such was his absorption that the pretty stenographer slowly and imperceptibly faded from the forefront of his consciousness.

    Chapter VII

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