(film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
dissolve, fade out, fade away(verb)
"The sound faded out"
dissolve, resolve, break up(verb)
cause to go into a solution
"The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
dissolve, break up(verb)
come to an end
"Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
stop functioning or cohering as a unit
"The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"
cause to lose control emotionally
"The news dissolved her into tears"
lose control emotionally
"She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
cause to fade away
"dissolve a shot or a picture"
pass into a solution
"The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt(verb)
become or cause to become soft or liquid
"The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
dissolve, break up(verb)
bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
"The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
"The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
A film punctuation in which there is a gradual transition from one scene to the next.
To terminate a union of multiple members actively, as by disbanding
The ruling party or coalition sometimes dissolves parliament early when the polls are favorable, hoping to reconvene with a larger majority
To destroy, make disappear
To liquify, melt into a fluid
To be melted, changed into a fluid
To disintegrate chemically into a solution by immersion into a liquid or gas.
To be disintegrated by such immersion.
To disperse, drive apart a group of persons.
To shift from one shot to another by having the former fade out as the latter fades in.
To resolve itself as by dissolution
Origin: Recorded since c.1374, from dissolvere "to loosen up, break apart", itself from dis- "apart" + solvere "to loose, loosen"
to separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament
to break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate
to convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften
to solve; to clear up; to resolve
to relax by pleasure; to make powerless
to annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction
to waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up
to become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied
to fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power
In the post-production process of film editing and video editing, a dissolve is a gradual transition from one image to another. The terms fade-out and fade-in are used to describe a transition to and from a blank image. This is in contrast to a cut where there is no such transition. A dissolve overlaps two shots for the duration of the effect, usually at the end of one scene and the beginning of the next, but may be used in montage sequences also. Generally, but not always, the use of a dissolve is held to indicate that a period of time has passed between the two scenes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
di-zolv′, v.t. to loose asunder: to separate or break up: to put an end to (as a parliament): to melt: to destroy, as by fire: (arch.) to resolve, as doubts.—v.i. to break up: to waste away: to crumble: to melt.—adj. Diss′olūte, loose, esp. in morals: lewd: licentious.—adv. Diss′olūtely.—ns. Diss′olūteness; Dissolū′tion, the breaking up of an assembly: change from a solid to a liquid state: a melting: separation of a body into its original elements: decomposition: destruction: death; Dissolū′tionism; Dissolū′tionist.—ns. Dissolvabil′ity, Dissolv′ableness.—adjs. Dissolv′able, Dissolv′ible, capable of being dissolved or melted.—n. and adj. Dissolv′ent, a solvent having the power to melt. [L. dissolvĕre, -solutum—dis, asunder, solvĕre, solūtum, to loose.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'dissolve' in Verbs Frequency: #847
The numerical value of dissolve in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of dissolve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Angels dancing on the head of a pin dissolve into nothingness at the bedside of a dying child.
Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
We will bring together all our health-related capabilities now and work to dissolve anxiety and concerns quickly.
As this is a matter directly linked to the public's lives and safety, we will bring together all our health-related capabilities now and work to dissolve anxiety and concerns quickly.
As this is a matter directly linked to the public’s lives and safety, we will bring together all our health-related capabilities now and work to dissolve anxiety and concerns quickly.
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- разтварям, разпускам, разтварям сеBulgarian
- ristikuva, hajottaa, hajota, liuottaa, hajautua, purkaa, liuetaFinnish
- díscaoil, scaoilIrish
- leaghScottish Gaelic
- feloldódik, felold, oszlat, feloszlatHungarian
- 溶ける, 解散, 溶かす, 廃止, 溶くJapanese
- fade-out, oplossen, verdampen, ontbinden, uiteendrijvenDutch
- rozpuszczać, rozwiązywaćPolish
- распустить, распускать, распускаться, раствориться, распасться, растворять, растворяться, распадаться, растворить, распуститьсяRussian
- rastvoriti, распасти, raspasti, растворитиSerbo-Croatian
- lösa, skingra, lösa uppSwedish
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