strobe

noun
\ ˈstrōb How to pronounce strobe (audio) \

Definition of strobe

2 : a device that utilizes a flashtube for high-speed illumination (as in photography)

Examples of strobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lights in this option have 28 dynamic modes like strobe, flashing, gradient, breathing and other light patterns. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Make your lighting TikTok-approved with our picks of LED lights," 3 Nov. 2020 Fog, loud noises and light strobe effects are part of this production. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Oct. 30-Nov. 1," 28 Oct. 2020 Warning, the clip above contains strobe-like lighting effects. Clark Collis, EW.com, "Chris Messina and Katie Aselton get the fear in She Dies Tomorrow clip," 5 Aug. 2020 Instead of sound, this option uses strobe lights to catch your attention and inform you that something is not right. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "How Asbestos—Yes, Asbestos—Could Fight Climate Change," 23 Oct. 2020 Use the two-button interface—one on the side, one on the tail—to toggle through its six power levels, from very dim to blindingly bright, or activate the strobe mode for emergencies. Popular Science, "Home and office products that make sure-fire gifts," 7 Oct. 2020 Use the two-button interface—one on the side, one on the tail—to toggle through its five power levels, from very dim to blindingly bright, or activate the strobe mode for emergencies. Popular Science, "Flashlights for emergency scenarios and outdoor fun," 27 Aug. 2020 Molitor said divers plugged in flashlights, camera equipment, strobe lights and cellphones the night of the fire. Stefanie Dazio And Tom Krisher, USA TODAY, "Crew members on California dive boat that sank, killing 34 people, say they had no emergency training," 18 Sep. 2020 Forde, 40, asked Price to slow down through his public address system after sounding sirens and turning on white strobe lights displayed on the front of his car, the affidavit said. Lina Ruiz, orlandosentinel.com, "Security guard arrested for pulling over off-duty Orlando police officer in Casselberry, cops say," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of strobe

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for strobe

by shortening & alteration

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“Strobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strobe. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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