Definition of strobing in English:

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strobing

Pronunciation: /ˈstrōbiNG/

noun

1Irregular movement and loss of continuity sometimes seen in lines and stripes in a television picture.
Example sentences
  • Can anyone explain why having one artist having one song with some strobing would ruin an entire weekend's viewing?
  • The trio turned en masse to face down their author, faces bleached in the strobing.
  • There are some major instances of strobing and chroma noise in clothing patterns, notably men's tweed hats and jackets.
2Jerkiness in what should be a smooth movement of an image on a screen.
Example sentences
  • I tried to work out the image behind the strobing.
  • Of course, the film's digital color processing and photographic strobing gives many scenes an oddly pixilated quality.
  • Backgrounds show headache-inducing strobing and flickering.

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Syllabification: strob·ing

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