strobe light


Definition of strobe light

: strobe

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Under strobe lights and a solar system of disco balls, Patti Hansen closed this morning’s Michael Kors show turned disco at Cipriani in the Financial District. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Supermodel Patti Hansen Just Had an Ageless Beauty Moment at Michael Kors," 13 Feb. 2019 The glove has a strobe light attached to the palm and an Arduino attached to the back of the hand. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Extremely Cool DIY Strobing Glove Seems to Slow Down Time," 10 Nov. 2017 And because a strobe light party isn't complete without tunes, the mirror features Bluetooth speakers. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "9 Vanity Mirrors With Lights to Buy on Amazon if You're Leo Who Loves Looking at Yourself," 8 Aug. 2018 In 2007, downtown tunnel buses were equipped with strobe lights, to reduce odds a mirror would smack people on the boarding platforms. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Metro says fatal Westlake Avenue bus-pedestrian crash was preventable, agrees to $7.7M settlement," 26 Oct. 2018 Blow-up eyeballs, a human bubble suit and strobe lights were all part of the band’s performance. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 9: Janelle Monáe, Flaming Lips, BØRNS, Judah & the Lion and more," 7 July 2018 Interestingly, strobe lights are not the only thing that can trigger photosensitivity for people with epilepsy. Korin Miller, SELF, "Why Movie Theaters Are Posting Warnings About All of the Strobe Lights in 'Incredibles 2'," 22 June 2018 The accessories that were added include a water bottle, small carrier bag, and red-and-blue strobe lights. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee cops bring back bicycle patrol, might get motorized Cheata bicycle," 13 June 2018 On Saturday, those clues were subtle as a strobe light. Ben Shpigel, New York Times, "The Capitals Purge Their Past, One Win at a Time," 3 June 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of strobe light

: a bright light that flashes on and off very quickly

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