[ adjective ] (color) having lost freshness or brilliance of color
"sun-bleached deck chairs" "faded jeans" "a very pale washed-out blue" "washy colors"
Used in print(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
`` They were all faded .
[ adjective ] reduced in strength
"the faded tones of an old recording"
Used in print(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
The twenty-five year old recording offers rather faded string tone , but the balance between the instruments is good and the transfer is very quiet .
The already faded pastel charms of the naive music itself vanish entirely in Fistoulari 's melodramatic contrasts between ultra vehement brute power and chilly , if suave , sentimentality .