Definition of flashbulb
: an electric bulb that can be used only once to produce a brief and very bright flash for taking photographs
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In 1905, when McCarthy was traveling the Northwest, even flashbulbs had not been perfected or made available to amateurs, rendering photography on cloudy days frustrating, and at night, impossible.
And the two cases are a reminder that for people promoting awards movies, the performance doesn’t stop until the last flashbulb pops on Oscar night.
No sooner had Damian Jackson grounded out, the cheers grew for Gwynn and flashbulbs went off around the stadium.
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Definition of flashbulb for English Language Learners
: an electric bulb that produces a very bright flash of light for taking photographs
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