UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfædɪd/

From the verb fade: (⇒ conjugate)
faded is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a faded [shirt, pair of jeans]
  2. this [shirt] is too faded to wear
  3. How did this [shirt] get so faded?
  4. faded and [worn, worn out, torn]
  5. faded from [use, wear, washing, overwashing]
  6. a faded [green] (color)
  7. a faded photograph (of)
  8. faded [leaves, bulbs, petals]
  9. have faded memories of
  10. a faded career [in, as]
  11. faded [hopes, illusions, dreams] (of peace)
  12. [slightly, completely] faded
  13. faded (-out) [noises, sounds, music]
  14. faded-in [shots, montages, images]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. fade into the [distance, night, darkness]
  2. faded over [time, the horizon]
  3. [slowly, gradually] faded away
  4. faded to [black, grey, nothing]
  5. fade in the [wash, washing machine]
  6. the [color, dye, denim] has faded
  7. my [jeans, shirts] have faded
  8. my tan has faded
  9. [photographs, pictures, memories] have faded
  10. fade from [view, memory, sight]
  11. his scars are fading (away)
  12. the light is [fading, beginning to fade]
  13. fade with exposure to [the sun, sunlight, light]
  14. [hopes, dreams, aspirations] are fading
  15. fade into [obscurity, insignificance, the background]
  16. my love (for you) will never fade
  17. fade out of [view, sight]
  18. the [scene, shot, camera] faded out
  19. fading in and out of consciousness
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