Definition Of flash


(of a light or something that reflects light) shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way.

the lights started flashing

(of a thing) ostentatiously expensive, elaborate, or up to date.

a flash new car

a camera attachment that produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.

an electronic flash

a platform for producing and displaying animation and video in web browsers.

We still do a lot of personal research and development work with Flash and our websites are really popular.

a sudden brief burst of bright light or a sudden glint from a reflective surface.

the grenade exploded with a yellow flash of light

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Example Of flash

  • A flash of lightning lit her room followed by another thunderclap.

  • A bolt of lightning descended from the heavens in a blinding flash of yellow light accompanied by the rumble seconds later.

  • A heliograph was a communications system consisting of two mirrors on a tripod used to flash signals with sunlight.

  • A loud clap of thunder sounded overhead, followed immediately by a flash of lightning that lit up the entire night sky.

  • A modem dials, pages of information and images flash across a computer screen.

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