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flash

 
 
pronunciation:
flaesh
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden, bright light that shines and then disappears.
The flash of lightning was followed by a clap of thunder.
similar words:
beam, flame, streak
definition 2: a light on a camera that you use to take pictures when it is dark.
This camera comes with an automatic flash.
similar words:
bulb, light
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derivations: flashingly (adv.), flasher (n.)
Word Builder: flash +
  • flashlight:
    a lamp with a strong beam that you hold in your hand.
  • flashcard:
    a card you use to help you learn something, such as spelling or math facts. You write the thing you want to learn on the card and try to remember it.