- vi. 褪色；凋谢；逐渐消失
- vt. 使褪色
- adj. 平淡的；乏味的
- n. [电影][电视] 淡出；[电影][电视] 淡入
- n. (Fade)人名；(法)法德
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1. 已经废了 => 枯萎、失去光泽。
可能来自拉丁语fatuus, 无味的，愚笨的，词源同fatuous. 原用于食物清淡无味，后用于光线逐渐变暗。
- fade:  Fade comes from Old French fader, a derivative of the adjective fade ‘faded, vapid’. This in turn came from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, which probably represents an alteration of Latin fatuus ‘stupid, insipid’ (source of English fatuous ) under the influence of Latin vapidus ‘flat, lifeless’ (source of English vapid).
=> fatuous, vapid
- fade (v.)
- early 14c., "lose brightness, grow pale," from Old French fader "become weak, wilt, wither," from fade (adj.) "pale, weak; insipid, tasteless" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, which is said to be a blending of Latin fatuus "silly, tasteless" and vapidus "flat, flavorless." Related: Faded; fading. Of sounds, by 1819. Transitive sense from 1590s; in cinematography from 1918.
Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive anthem fades
Past the near meadows, over the still stream,
Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep
In the next valley-glades:
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?
Fled is that music:--Do I wake or sleep?
[Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale"]
- fade (n.)
- early 14c., "loss of freshness or vigor," from fade (adj.), c. 1300, " lacking in brilliance; pale, discolored, dull," from Old French fade (see fade (v.)). As a type of tapering hairstyle from 1988 (fade-out style is in a 1985 "Ebony" article on men's haircuts).
- 1. Sympathy for the rebels, the government claims, is beginning to fade.
- 2. He thought her campaign would probably fade out soon in any case.
- 3. The colours gently fade each time you wash the shirt.
- 4. Britain's dream of herself began to fade.
- 5. Prospects for peace had already started to fade.
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