flashtube

noun
flash·​tube | \ ˈflash-ˌt(y)üb How to pronounce flashtube (audio) \

Definition of flashtube

: a gas discharge tube that produces very brief intense flashes of light and is used especially in photography

Examples of flashtube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pratt and his wife, Heidi Montag, are a couple whose bond was forged in the crucible of a paparazzo’s flashtube. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "“The Hills: New Beginnings” and Our Warped American Reality," 17 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'flashtube.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of flashtube

1945, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about flashtube

Time Traveler for flashtube

Time Traveler

The first known use of flashtube was in 1945

See more words from the same year

Statistics for flashtube

Cite this Entry

“Flashtube.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flashtube. Accessed 26 January 2020.

Comments on flashtube

What made you want to look up flashtube? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express in a more acceptable way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!