Definition of flash mob in English:

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flash mob

Pronunciation: /ˈflaʃmɒb/

noun

A large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, typically organized by means of the Internet or social media: equipped with cameras and LED lights, a flash mob of 135 people appeared out of nowhere to put on a performance

Derivatives

flash mobber

noun
Example sentences
  • According to one of the many websites devoted to the phenomenon, flash mobbers are rebels, who ‘self-organise their entertainment rather than buying a ticket, standing in line and passively consuming prepackaged entertainment’.
  • At the signal to start - the opening of a purple and green umbrella - the hundreds of flash mobbers fell to the ground and started screaming and flailing their limbs as if an earthquake had struck.
  • Groups suddenly and unexpectedly removed the Bostoncitymob Web site, where Boston flash mobbers were organizing.

flash mobbing

noun
Example sentences
  • Whether traditional British reserve will wobble in the face of flash mobbing is unclear.
  • I don't think there's any place that is immune from flash mobbing.
  • Flash mobbing is fast developing into the nation's favourite hobby.

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