: 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 Use Strobe Glasses For Practicing Shots Vima Rev glasses incorporate a strobe that flicks on and off, interrupting your vision and forcing your eyes to work harder and your subconscious to function with less visual input. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 3 July 2024 Known in the comics by her real name Alison Blaire, Dazzler is a mutant who can convert sound vibrations into various forms of light, like lasers, strobes, blasts holograms and more. Athena Sobhan, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 Goold stages his downfall like a rock opera, with strobes, bursts of loud noise (these are often assassination attempts) and weird dancers. Jesse Green, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2024 Meanwhile, the red and strobe are well-suited for camp chores and visibility on morning runs, respectively. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 17 Feb. 2023 See all Example Sentences for strobe 

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of strobe was in 1942

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“Strobe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a device that produces a very brief strong flash of light (as for photography) and that can be used repeatedly

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