strobe light


: strobe

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Theater Camp opens with a scene that sets up the rest of the film: the beloved founder of a run-down theater camp, played by Amy Sedaris, suffers a seizure due to a strobe light in a high school production of Bye, Bye Birdie. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2023 Also on display: the giant cuttlefish's unbelievable full-body strobe light effect. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2013 The device fits on your keychain and can easily be activated with a tug, triggering a flashing strobe light and loud siren to deter attackers. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 Suddenly a strobe light went on and a microphone was thrust in his face. Charles Leerhsen, Rolling Stone, 22 Oct. 2022 Young also pointed a strobe light at the officers, jabbed at them with a stick and threw an audio speaker toward the police line, hitting another rioter in the back of the head, prosecutors said. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2022 Spanish living rooms was like aiming a strobe light into Franco’s postwar gloom. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2022 The video shows Manny, dressed in all black, darting across Fifth Avenue in front of a car and shining a flashing strobe light, as Abbott and the others passed by. oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2022 The strobe light and sound help create a 20-minute psychedelic extravaganza. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strobe light was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Strobe light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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