flashback

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noun flash·back \ˈflash-ˌbak\

Definition of flashback

  1. 1 :  a recession of flame to an unwanted position (as into a blowpipe)

  2. 2 a :  interruption of chronological sequence (as in a film or literary work) by interjection of events of earlier occurrence; also :  an instance of flashback b :  a past incident recurring vividly in the mind

Examples of flashback in a sentence

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

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

1903

First Known Use of flashback

1903


FLASHBACK Defined for English Language Learners

flashback

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noun flash·back \ˈflash-ˌbak\

Definition of flashback for English Language Learners

  • : a part of a story or movie that describes or shows something that happened in the past

  • : a strong memory of a past event that comes suddenly into a person's mind



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