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Fade \Fade\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Faded; p. pr. & vb. n. Fading.] [OE. faden, vaden, prob. fr. fade, a.; cf. Prov. D. vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. Cf. Fade, a., Vade.]

  1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.

    The earth mourneth and fadeth away.
    --Is. xxiv. 4.

  2. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color. ``Flowers that never fade.''

  3. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

    The stars shall fade away.

    He makes a swanlike end, Fading in music.


Faded \Fad"ed\, a. That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim. ``His faded cheek.''

Where the faded moon Made a dim silver twilight.

  1. That has lost some of its former colour or intensity. v

  2. (en-past of: fade)

  1. adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors" [syn: bleached, washed-out, washy]

  2. reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording" [syn: attenuate, attenuated, weakened]

Faded (soulDecision song)

"Faded" is song by Canadian band soulDecision. It was released in December 1999 as the lead single from their debut studio album, No One Does It Better. The song reached number-one in Canada and peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and being nominated for song of the year at 2001 Juno Awards.

Faded (Kate DeAraugo song)

"Faded" is a pop rock song written by Matthew Gerrard, Jessica Origliasso, Lisa Origliasso and Robbie Nevil, produced by Gerrard and Bryon Jones for Kate DeAraugo's first album A Place I've Never Been (2005). It was released as the album's second single in Australia on 19 February 2006 as a CD single and digital download. In February 2007, the song was covered by American girl band Everlife and included on their second studio album, Everlife. Everlife's version was later featured on MTV's The Hills Season 3 Episode 10.

This was DeAraugo's second top ten single following her number-one single " Maybe Tonight" from her debut platinum album A Place I've Never Been after winning series three of Australian Idol. DeAraugo went on to achieve two other top ten singles with girl group the Young Divas.

Two of the song's co-writers, Australian band The Veronicas, recorded a demo of Faded, prior to DeAraugo's release, which has been leaked onto the internet. They have also been known to perform the song live.

Faded has also (reportedly) been covered by Tammin Sursok.

The song was also used in Channel 10 promos for Smallville in Australia.


Faded may refer to:

  • "Faded" (Kate DeAraugo song), 2005
  • "Faded" (soulDecision song), 1999
  • "Faded" (Tyga song), 2012
  • "Faded", a song by Ben Harper from The Will to Live
  • "Faded" (Mariah Carey song), 2014
  • "Faded" (Zhu song), 2014
  • "Faded" (Alan Walker song), 2015
Faded (Tyga song)

"Faded" is a song by American rapper Tyga featuring Young Money-founder Lil Wayne. The song was first released on January 13, 2012 as the fourth single from the rapper's debut studio album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King (2012). For the chart dated May 27, 2012, "Faded" debuted at number thirty-six on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Tyga's second highest-charting single after " Rack City"; which peaked at number seven. It was released to US rhythmic radio stations on March 13, 2012. Complex named the song No. 42 of the best 50 songs of 2012.

Faded (Alan Walker song)

"Faded" is a 2015 electronic ballad by British-born Norwegian EDM artist Alan Walker, released on 25 November 2015. The song was highly successful, peaking in the top ten in most of the countries it charted in, and reached the summit in more than ten.

Walker debuted a live performance of "Faded" with vocalist Iselin Solheim and string support on 1 March 2016 at X Games Oslo 2016. The performance was aired live on Norwegian television.

Faded (Zhu song)

"Faded" is a song by Zhu, an electronic musician who has been active since the beginning of 2014. A remix extended play was released on June 29, 2014. "Faded" peaked at number one on the US Dance chart

One of the first radio stations to pick up "Faded", the alternative music orientated station Triple J, gave the song significant airplay which was responsible for its success in Australia. Subsequent to its success on Triple J, more mainstream stations began to play it, giving the song a larger audience. Eventually, "Faded" gained momentum internationally, becoming a club hit largely thanks to its initial success on Triple J. A black-and-white music video for the song was released on May 6, 2014. The track was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to " Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne.

Usage examples of "faded".

Moments later the subdued whistle of the engines faded and Dane could hear the structure of the ship creak around them as acceleration ceased.

Spasming, Acies moaned in pain as broken bones knit themselves together and bruises faded.

For a moment he shook like a alder leaf in an autumn gale and then the sinister half-recollection faded and was gone before he could grasp its import.

The color faded from his eyes, leached away to white and then filled with amaranthine lacking whites, pupils and iris.

Like some great arachnid of pure force, the demon flames of the destruction swept and washed across the vision, and when it faded, Bright Eyes lay shaken by what he had seen.

At least Arioso wrote a fairly clear hand and used expensive ink that had not faded.

Sheila broke off in a string of arrhythmic hiccups that gradually faded to sobs.

Elizabeth faded quite from sight next to Miss Holcomb, a situation Ava was certain Elizabeth would remedy in short order.

As the glow faded, the stone blocks of bauxite began to fall away, no longer cemented, tumbling down into a pit hidden below the hearth.

The hope of THAT sustains us now, In THAT we trust on bended knee, While thus around his faded brow We twine the wreath of memory.

That was the question the officers accompanying Bering asked themselves as the white peaks of Kamchatka faded on the offing.

The halandana was a green figure, Marek was red, Bex was a faded rose.

The light from the ashram lanterns faded gradually, and the sound of the brahmacharyas chanting Saivite bhajans as they worked at the raft fell slowly behind until they were mere murmurs on the wind, ghostly hints of human presence, felt rather than actually heard.

The bifold picture frame with faded snapshots of Abby and Zoey as children.

His tirade faded when he saw her, half hidden by the vines, the bikini bottom in her hand.