\ ˈstrōb How to pronounce strobe (audio) \

Definition of strobe

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

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Dab on the iridescent, holographic stuff on top of your powder or liquid strobe for cheekbones that can be seen from space. Karina Hoshikawa,, "Net-a-Porter Is Having A 24-Hour Beauty Flash Sale — Here's What To Buy," 25 July 2019 Now there's highlighter—a whole lot of it—and finding your perfect highlighting powder, strobe cream, or glow stick is a little like Goldilocks testing out porridge. Glamour, "18 Highlighters That’ll Give You Next-Level Cheekbones," 17 June 2019 In all, about one-quarter of people exposed to strobes feel what's called the Bucha Effect or flicker vertigo. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Long, Weird History of Strobe Weapons," 11 Feb. 2019 Several shad thrash in the mesh, their large silver scales lighting up like strobes in the sun. Corey Arnold, National Geographic, "Why wild salmon remains king in the Pacific Northwest," 27 Mar. 2019 In lieu of a dinner bell, a multicolored strobe sequence and an electronic soundtrack played through the speakers and summoned guests to their seats. Kaitlyn Weiss, Vogue, "Inside BAM’s Otherworldy Gala Honoring Ethan Hawke and Walter Mosley," 16 May 2019 After the war, research continued into the effects of strobes and the related phenomenon of flicker sickness. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Long, Weird History of Strobe Weapons," 11 Feb. 2019 Hypnotic blue strobes pulse on the hazy dance floor, where a strict no-cellphone policy is enforced by the polite but insistent staff. Tas Tobey, New York Times, "Nowadays, a Backyard Party Spot in Queens, Gets an Indoor Annex," 20 Mar. 2018 Now Russians are entering the world of strobe weaponry. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Long, Weird History of Strobe Weapons," 11 Feb. 2019

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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 light


strobic disk

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