\ ˈstrōb How to pronounce strobe (audio) \

Definition of strobe

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

Examples of strobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Belarusian soldiers were recorded destroying the fences that demarcate the border with Poland and blinding Polish units with strobe lights and laser beams, Poland’s border guard said on Twitter. New York Times, 14 Nov. 2021 Someone in his house had a flashlight and was using it in strobe mode., 1 Sep. 2021 When the pack dipped into the chambers of Germany’s Zollverein Coal Mine, strobe lights pulsated along the low ceiling, momentarily turning the event from race to rave. The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Nov. 2021 Sheeran closes the album with this club thumper stocked with minor key piano and keyboards that pulsate like aural strobe lights. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 30 Oct. 2021 The event resembled a typical German Oktoberfest celebration, complete with strobe lights, a giant Ferris wheel, a stage with a DJ playing booming techno music, and beer. William Boston, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2021 If there are bumps or raised sidewalks/pavement, try marking it with glow in the dark tape or paint to prevent falls. Refrain from using strobe lights that could trigger epilepsy seizures, sensory overload, etc. Keely Cat-wells, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2021 Any motion — going to work, coming home from school, chasing a ball, unloading groceries — unleashes a torrent of strobe lights, monkey noises and a snarky TV-show dialogue heavy on racial slurs. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 With strobe lights flooding the venue, Lil Nas X was one of the first to stand and dance to the rap medley, showing his support to one of rap’s legends. Mia Nazareno, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2021

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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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22 Nov 2021

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“Strobe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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