Definition of flashback
1 : a recession of flame to an unwanted position (as into a blowpipe)
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
The character's childhood was described in a series of flashbacks.
He's having flashbacks of his days in the war.
First Known Use of flashback
FLASHBACK Defined for English Language Learners
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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