Rose expected it to go something like a "fade-out" on the moving picture screen.
The boy and the boat slowly vanished in the mist like a "fade-out" at the movies, before Perry found his voice.
fade early 14c., from O.Fr. fader, from fade "pale, weak, insipid," probably from V.L. *fatidus, some sort of blending of L. fatuus "silly, tasteless" + vapidus "flat, flavorless." Related: Faded; fading.