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fade down

To gradually decrease in intensity, often of sound. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fade" and "down." Fade that song down, will you? I don't want it ending quite so abruptly.
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fade something down

to turn down a sound. (Broadcasting.) The radio engineer faded the music down and the announcer's voice began. She faded down the music.
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fade down

[for sound] to diminish. The roar of the train faded down as it passed and fled into the night. As the thunder faded down, the sun began to break through the clouds.
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References in classic literature ?
He, and his old canvas frock, and his loose stockings, and all his poor tatters of clothes, had, in a long seclusion from direct light and air, faded down to such a dull uniformity of parchment-yellow, that it would have been hard to say which was which.
Still adjusting to the frenetic pace of the game, Nuyles faded down the stretch as the Volcanoes failed to stop Basilan's late-game breakaway from a 75-73 count.
The Pistons regained the lead but faded down the stretch after playing Saturday against Oklahoma City.
But Rogers faded down the homestretch and was passed by Charlene Lipsey and Brenda Martinez.
Fortunately for the new world number three - and the heavily-criticised tournament officials - the challenge of rivals Shane Lowry, Scott Piercy and Sergio Garcia faded down the stretch and Johnson ensured any penalty would not matter with only the second birdie of the entire final round on the 18th.
They get off to a slow start but looked like winning the league thanks to on an incredible 22-match unbeaten until they faded down the stretch.
After dominating in the first half of last season, Lalanne faded down the stretch.
But the Kenyan superstar faded down the home straight and was pipped on the line by Botswana's Nijel Amos in a major shock.
I went o quite hard like I've been working on this year but faded down the home straight.
The Scot faded down the wind-hit final stretch to finish in 55.33 seconds behind Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica, who pipped Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya for victory.
Campbell-Brown faded down the home straight to finish fourth (22.38) with Olympic 400 champion Sanya Richards-Ross in fifth.
A gamble on Wishfull Thinking (7-2 favourite) went astray as he faded down the hill, leaving Quantitativeeasing (20-1) to chase home Great Endeavour.
But the Northern Irishman faded down the stretch and eventually finished tied for second with Rumford.
England's Nick Dougherty seemed to rediscover the form which led to him winning June's BMW International Open but faded down the stretch and was forced to settle for a tie for ninth at four-under alongside American duo Matt Kuchar and Pat Perez and India's Jyoti Randhawa.