Flashback - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈflæʃbæk|  American pronunciation of the word flashback
Brit.  |ˈflaʃbak|  British pronunciation of the word flashback


- a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
- an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)


The character's childhood was described in a series of flashbacks.

He's having flashbacks of his days in the war.

The events of the hero's childhood are shown as a series of flashbacks.

Eaton still has flashbacks of the crash.

Many users of this drug experience flashbacks.

Word forms

singular: flashback
plural: flashbacks
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