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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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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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The Stags pushed the Red Lions to the limit before fading down the stretch in a 76-67 loss last Saturday.
Zeuge was sharp, technically sound and crucially showed no signs of fading down the stretch.
junior record in winning the NCAA title for Texas A&M as a freshman last month, and 2012 Olympian Duane Solomon failed to advance after fading down the stretch and finishing fourth in their respective heats.
Seren Bundy-Davis of Wales looked set for victory in the women's 400m before fading down the home straight, allowing Jamaica's Stephenie Ann McPherson to pinch victory on the line in a time of 52.05secs.
The right-hander, who turns 39 in February, got off to a strong start last season before fading down the stretch.
droopy and luminous, butter-colored, fading down to white, I'm
The roared out to a 5-2 record, including their first win over the Patriots in nearly a decade, before fading down the stretch for a 6-10 finish.
**Bold Henry Philip Hobbs 5th, 2m31/2f novice hurdle, Ascot, February 18 Shaped much better than the bare result implies on this hurdles debut, travelling well until fading down the straight.
Woodward was sixth in the final semi after fading down the home straight.
Questions were raised over Hatton's ability to last the pace during his win over Urango, but he put his slight fading down to a virus.
Nick Zito saddled a quarter of the 20-runner field in his bid to capture the pounds 853,958 first prize, but his horses failed to make the frame with principal hope Bellamy Road fading down the home run, eventually finishing seventh.
Instead she ran 52.16, fading down the stretch to finish seventh.
Nashoba (5-2) opened the season with an 18-14 loss to Fitchburg, though the local 11 led for most of the game before fading down the stretch.
Richards has often got her tactics badly wrong in major races and famously started too fast in last year's Olympic final before fading down the home straight to finish third, but the 24-year-old made a much more measured start last night before kicking for home around the top bend.
Stockton swimmer Lowe was inside world-record pace after 50 and 100m before fading down the closing stretch to finish third in the first semi-final in 2:07.87.