Blackout - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈblækaʊt|  American pronunciation of the word blackout
Brit.  |ˈblakaʊt|  British pronunciation of the word blackout

noun

- a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
- darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft) (syn: brownout, dimout)
- the failure of electric power for a general region
- a momentary loss of consciousness
- partial or total loss of memory(syn: amnesia)

he has a total blackout for events of the evening

Examples

the blackouts of World War II

She keeps flashlights and candles handy in case of a blackout.

He told his doctor he had been experiencing blackouts.

As the crisis worsened, the authorities imposed a news blackout.

he has a total blackout for events of the evening

...a minutely detailed analysis of the series of glitches that resulted in the blackout...

Word forms

noun
singular: blackout
plural: blackouts
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