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die away

To diminish or fade slowly. As the last notes of the national anthem died away, the players began skating around the ice.
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die away

Fig. to fade away. The sound of the waterfall finally died away. When the applause died away, the tenor sang an encore.
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die away

Also, die down. Gradually diminish, fade, or subside; slowly come to an end. For example, As they moved higher up, their voices died away, or The rain seems to be dying down. The first term, from the late 1600s, today is most often applied to a diminishing sound and was originally used to describe the wind slowing down or ceasing to blow. The variant dates from the first half of the 1800s.
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References in classic literature ?
The story goes that Sir Leicester paid some who could have spoken out to hold their peace; but it is a lame story, feebly whispering and creeping about, and any brighter spark of life it shows soon dies away.
Many superfoods come and go as the fashion for them becomes popular then dies away and others take their place.
After a few seconds of the sandstorm, it dies away, and the digger retreats.
Lift bulbs which flowered in spring as their foliage dies away.
I watch as the fire leaps up then dies away from my
Owner Sonny Priest said supplying the Norwegian market would help him to even out the "huge slump" every winter when the tourist trade dies away and locals revert to cans.
The 12 songs cajole and transport the listener through a sometimes hauntingly real, often desperately hopeful journey that will remain long after the music dies away.
Mary Baker Eddy (who founded Christian Science) wrote: "The lightnings and thunderbolts of error may burst and flash till the cloud is cleared and the tumult dies away in the distance.
It grows in dense clumps that block out light and air from other plants, leaving river banks bare and prone to erosion in autumn and winter when the plant dies away, leaving thousands of fresh seeds for the following year.
3 : something that swells and dies away <A wave of anger came over her.
When combined, the music become a mass of sound which builds and builds and then dies away.
The public can play a huge part in helping to protect greyhounds by boycotting dog racing - don't go to it or bet on it - so that this evil industry dies away through lack of financial support.
The roar of the crowd dies away and we hear tiny details of sound as Scottish post-rockers Mogwai swell up on the soundtrack.
When their breath dies away, the sound recommences elsewhere, choreographing and animating the void.
In the Second Movement, "As this climax dies away trailing clouds of strings and horns, the woodwinds slither back in with sinister whirring scales.