Definition of Fadeaway

1. Noun. An instance of fading away, of diminishing in proximity or intensity. ¹



2. Noun. (basketball) a jump shot made while jumping backwards, away from the basket. The goal is to create space between the shooter and the defender, making it much harder to block. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fadeaway

1. a type of pitch in baseball [n -AWAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fadeaway

faddism
faddisms
faddist
faddists
faddle
faddled
faddles
faddling
faddy
fade
fade away
fade in
fade out
fade to black
fade to white
fadeaway (current term)
fadeaways
faded
fadedly
fadedness
fadednesses
fadein
fadeins
fadeless
fadeometer
fadeometers
fadeout
fadeouts
fadeproof
fader

Literary usage of Fadeaway

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1. Christmas Entertainments: Containing Fancy Drills, Acrostics, Motion Songs by Alice Maude Kellogg (1918)
"Princess fadeaway. Greening, Sweeting, Ladies to the Princess. The Kitchenmaid. ... SCENE : The Kitchen in the Castle of Princess fadeaway. ..."

2. Touching Second: The Science of Baseball by John J. Evers, Hugh S. Fullerton (1910)
"Mathewson achieved his "fadeaway" by holding the ball exactly as Griffith ... Scores of pitchers have imitated Mathewson's "fadeaway;" some with success. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"To obviate these objections, Childe invented, in 1807, his famous method of ' dissolving views,'by which one picture appeared gradually to fadeaway, ..."

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