Definition of flashbulb in English:

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flashbulb

Pronunciation: /ˈflaSHˌbəlb/

noun

A light bulb that flashes in order to illuminate a photographic subject, of a type that is used only once: suddenly flashbulbs were popping and whole rolls of film were squeezed off in seconds
More example sentences
  • Sources of light (the sun and other visible stars, lamps, camera flashbulbs, etc.) appear bright because the radiation that they emit enters the eye directly.
  • Suddenly, the door opened and O'Donoghue was lit up by the glare of flashbulbs and camera lights as he maintained his strict, heads-down position.
  • This new method not only revolutionized the dangerous field of indoor photography, but also was the forerunner to photographic flashbulbs and floodlights.

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Syllabification: flash·bulb

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