->''"Stop trying to fade me out, I'm giving a monologue here."''
-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''', ''Film/{{Dune}} [=IRiff=]''

{{Dissolve}} from a scene to [[FadeToBlack black]] (or, on occasion, [[FadeToWhite white]]). The opposite of FadeIn. Often, the last instruction in a script or screenplay.

Actually originated on stage, where the stage lights would fade out to mark transitions.

Also a musical technique whereby a song fades to silence. Most of the time this is done to save the songwriter the hassle of having to write an ending -- the chorus will repeat, sometimes with a TruckDriversGearChange, and the song will fade out.