die away

Meaning: If a sound dies away, it gradually gets softer and softer.

Synonym: fade away

For example:

  • die away After about five minutes of non-stop cheering and clapping, the applause began to die away and people started to leave the hall.

  • die away I shouted into the cavern and listened as the echo of my voice slowly died away.

Nouns often used as subjects with die away: sound, applause, echo, footsteps, thunder, note, noise

Quick Quiz:

The sound of his footsteps died away as he

a. came nearer and nearer

b. walked off into the distance

c. suddenly started walking

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Contributor: Matt Errey