fade in



  • noun an image that starts with a blank screen that gradually shows the image
  • noun a sound that starts inaudibly and gradually increases in volume


  • (written as fade-in)
    The gradual appearance of images and/or sounds, such as might occur at the beginning of a movie or song.
  • (written as fade-in)
    A gradual increase in the strength of a signal.

Media Studies

  • noun
    (written as fade-in)
    the process of gradually introducing light or sound until it is visible or audible.
  • verb to increase the volume of a sound from nothing or allow an image to become visible, or gradually to become audible or visible.