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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2015-03-23 01:05 am

Prompt #224

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

Once you've completed your ficlet, please either comment here, or post a link to it, if you're posting on your own journal. Feel free to reference the community or number of the prompt in your outside posts, but if you use the actual word, please put it under a cut to avoid spoiling others, should they want to write spontaneously.

Today's word is: fade


fade [feyd]

verb (used without object), faded, fading.
1. to lose brightness or vividness of color.
2. to become dim, as light, or lose brightness of illumination.
3. to lose freshness, vigor, strength, or health: The tulips have faded.
4. to disappear or die gradually (often followed by away or out): His anger faded away.
5. Movies, Television.
...a. to appear gradually, especially by becoming lighter (usually followed by in).
...b. to disappear gradually, especially by becoming darker (usually followed by out).
6. Broadcasting, Recording.
...a. to increase gradually in volume of sound, as in recording or broadcasting music, dialogue, etc. (usually followed by in).
...b. to decrease gradually in volume of sound (usually followed by out).
7. Football. (of an offensive back, especially a quarterback) to move back toward one's own goal line, usually with the intent to pass, after receiving the snapback from center or a hand-off or lateral pass behind the line of scrimmage (usually followed by back): The quarterback was tackled while fading back for a pass.

verb (used with object), faded, fading.
9. to cause to fade: Sunshine faded the drapes.
10. (in dice throwing) to make a wager against (the caster).
11. Movies, Television.
...a. to cause (a scene) to appear gradually (usually followed by in).
...b. to cause (a scene) to disappear gradually (usually followed by out).
12. Broadcasting, Recording. to cause (the volume of sound) to increase or decrease gradually (usually followed by in or out).

noun
13. an act or instance of fading.
14. Movies, Television Informal. a fade-out.
15. Automotive. brake fade.

If you've missed a word or twelve and would like to catch up, please see the Master List.

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