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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
The Wind dies away.--The Vicinity of the Desert.--The Mistake in the Water-Supply.--The Nights of the Equator.--Dr.
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. It is known for certain that the handsome Lady Dedlock lies in the mausoleum in the park, where the trees arch darkly overhead, and the owl is heard at night making the woods ring; but whence she was brought home to be laid among the echoes of that solitary place, or how she died, is all mystery.
There is often a protest in the immediate aftermath of any incident but it quickly dies away. There is no political mileage in child sex abuse and none of the political parties has committed to seeking its reduction.
I cannot wait till sun down The smoke then dies away I hope it rains tomorrow So as not another smokey day.
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. Dry the bulbs well and check for damage before storing.
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.
When combined, the music become a mass of sound which builds and builds and then dies away. The 50-minute piece includes chiming bells, choral voices, and electronic effects.
The roar of the crowd dies away and we hear tiny details of sound as Scottish post-rockers Mogwai swell up on the soundtrack.