flashbulb

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noun flash·bulb \ ˈflash-ˌbəlb \

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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First Known Use of flashbulb

1935


FLASHBULB Defined for English Language Learners

flashbulb

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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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