Synonyms for flash

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : flash
Phonetic Transcription : flæʃ

Top 10 synonyms for flash Other synonyms for the word flash

Définition of flash

Origin :
  • late 14c., from flasken (c.1300) "to dash or splash" (as water), probably imitative. Related: Flashed; flashing. Sense of "give off a sudden burst of light or flame" is 1540s. Flash flood is from 1940. Flash card is from 1923. Flash cube (remember those?) is from 1965.
  • noun shimmer, flicker
  • noun instant, split second
  • noun demonstration
  • verb shimmer, flicker
  • verb move fast and display
Example sentences :
  • She dropped into her chair, with a flash of resentment at the proximity of the other table.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • This flash of gold is the only brightness in the place, otherwise dull and monotonous.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • If I could only flash last night—every glorious minute of it—upon paper!
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • She looked at him an instant, and then in a flash realised her true position.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • The strange treachery at Maizar in June was a flash in the pan.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • The flash of orange, the blaze of red, the gleam of green, were what she needed.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Their glances crossed like rapiers for the flash of an instant.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • He had seen a vessel, by a flash, and he thought she was English, from her size.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • I saw him but a moment, by means of a flash of lightning, and I think he must have seen me.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Like a flash he wheeled, to add yet another picture to his mental gallery.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance

Antonyms for flash

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