Flash - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a momentary brightness
- a short vivid experience (syn: flashing)
- a sudden brilliant understanding
- a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) (syn: heartbeat, instant, jiffy, trice, twinkling, wink)
- a gaudy outward display (syn: fanfare, ostentation)
- a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate (syn: flare)
- a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification
- a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
- appear briefly
- display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously (syn: flaunt, ostentate, swank)
- make known or cause to appear with great speed
- run or move very quickly or hastily (syn: dart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot)
- expose or show briefly
- protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
- emit a brief burst of light
Thunder rumbled and lightning flashed.
Cameras flashed as the celebrities passed.
A car was sitting on the side of the road with its lights flashing.
A message flashed on the screen.
The screen flashed a message in black letters.
Her eyes flashed with anger.
A brilliant flash lit up the sky.
The idea for the movie came to her in a flash of inspiration.
They relied on gimmicks and flash to get people's attention.
a show with a lot of flash but little substance
...flash floods in the local area...
Some men cut a flash without any fortune.
The flame vehemently flashed about.
Susette flashed round upon him with a brilliant smile.
The picture flashes out almost instantly.
present participle: flashing
past tense: flashed
past participle: flashed