flashbulb flashbulb  /f ˈlæʃ bəlb/


  • (n) a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph


  1. Experts have a name for this phenomenon: flashbulb memory.
  2. A flashbulb's white glare froze a busy scene against the black of a tropic night on the Gulf of Panama, in the Pacific.
  3. Alan Nierob, a publicist whose flashbulb-bait clients include Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe, says he can't imagine one.


  • Even at the end, Duggan full of surprises

    Nothing about Mike Duggan's campaign for mayor was expected. Not the move into Palmer Woods, after an adult lifetime of Livonia living. Not the months of exploratory campaigning, followed by official filing and metaphorical flashbulb popping.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Detroit News

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