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fade away

Meaning: to slowly become weaker, softer or dimmer

Synonym: disappear, vanish

For example:

  • fade away The rattles and clunks of her old bicycle faded away as she rode away from the town.

  • fade away The dreams he'd had as an idealistic young doctor faded away as the years passed.

Quick Quiz:

The sound of voices slowly faded away as the boat
  1. came closer and closer
  2. suddenly sank
  3. drifted further down the river

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