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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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Farther south, 1 Ceres, the first-discovered and largest asteroid (diameter 850 kilometers), brightens past magnitude 8.0 in mid-July, reaches 7.6 at opposition in mid-August, and fades down past 8.6 in early October as it swoops from southern Aquarius through a corner of Piscis Austrinus into Microscopium.
Uncomfortably hard wicker and wooden seating fades down beautifully, and if you prefer a more contemporary look, can be stained or painted every season.