"Stop trying to fade me out, I'm giving a monologue here."
from a scene to black
(or, on occasion, white
). The opposite of Fade In
. 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 Truck Driver's Gear Change
, and the song will fade out.