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Synonyms for flash
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flash(noun)

    a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

    Synonyms:
    instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, news bulletin, photoflash, split second, flare, flash bulb, wink, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  2. flash(noun)

    a momentary brightness

    Synonyms:
    instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, news bulletin, photoflash, split second, flare, flash bulb, wink, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  3. flash, flashing(noun)

    a short vivid experience

    "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"

    Synonyms:
    instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, news bulletin, photoflash, split second, flare, flash bulb, wink, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  4. flash(noun)

    a sudden brilliant understanding

    "he had a flash of intuition"

    Synonyms:
    instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, news bulletin, photoflash, split second, flare, flash bulb, wink, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  5. blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute(noun)

    a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

    "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

    Synonyms:
    nictitation, second, instant, blinking, flashbulb, pulse, flashgun, eye blink, beat, heartbeat, minute, news bulletin, moment, photoflash, split second, flare, pulsation, winking, flash bulb, wink, nictation, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, blink, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  6. ostentation, fanfare, flash(noun)

    a gaudy outward display

    Synonyms:
    flare, instant, flashbulb, news bulletin, inflation, flash lamp, flashgun, tucket, heartbeat, flourish, pompousness, photoflash, blink of an eye, pretentiousness, pomposity, flash bulb, wink, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, puffiness, ostentatiousness, split second, fanfare, trice, twinkling, splashiness

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  7. flare, flash(noun)

    a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

    Synonyms:
    solar flare, instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, news bulletin, flair, photoflash, split second, flare, flash bulb, wink, flare pass, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  8. news bulletin, newsflash, flash, newsbreak(noun)

    a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story

    Synonyms:
    instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, news bulletin, photoflash, split second, flare, flash bulb, wink, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  9. flash(noun)

    a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification

    "red flashes adorned the airplane"; "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"

    Synonyms:
    instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, news bulletin, photoflash, split second, flare, flash bulb, wink, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  10. flash, photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun, flashbulb, flash bulb(adj)

    a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph

    Synonyms:
    instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, news bulletin, photoflash, split second, flare, flash bulb, wink, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  11. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(verb)

    tastelessly showy

    "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

    Synonyms:
    forte, crummy, brazen, brazen-faced, chintzy, ratty, audacious, specious, loud, punk, shabby, flashy, meretricious, jazzy, cheapjack, bodacious, inexpensive, tinny, bum, cheap, sleazy, trashy, brassy, insolent, gaudy, garish, tatty, shoddy, sporty, cheesy, tawdry, brasslike, moth-eaten, bald-faced, barefaced, gimcrack, chinchy, showy, tacky, gilded, rubbishy

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  12. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle(verb)

    gleam or glow intermittently

    "The lights were flashing"

    Synonyms:
    scintillate, winkle out, blink away, shoot, scoot, swank, show off, nictitate, blink, winkle, wink, scud, nictate, twinkle, dart, flaunt, dash, ostentate

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  13. flash(verb)

    appear briefly

    "The headlines flashed on the screen"

    Synonyms:
    winkle, ostentate, shoot, scoot, dart, blink, show off, twinkle, scud, swank, dash, wink, flaunt

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  14. flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swank(verb)

    display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

    "he showed off his new sports car"

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, ostentate, winkle, shoot, scoot, dart, blink, show off, scud, swank, dash, wink, flaunt

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  15. flash(verb)

    make known or cause to appear with great speed

    "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"

    Synonyms:
    winkle, ostentate, shoot, scoot, dart, blink, show off, twinkle, scud, swank, dash, wink, flaunt

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  16. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot(verb)

    run or move very quickly or hastily

    "She dashed into the yard"

    Synonyms:
    bourgeon, winkle, shoot, swank, burgeon forth, scud, frighten away, sprout, hit, crash, film, smash, wink, rack, take, show off, pullulate, fool, fleet, flutter, scare off, flaunt, scare away, buck, scoot, fool away, ostentate, fritter, dissipate, dart, flit, blink, pall, frivol away, daunt, fritter away, charge, inject, germinate, scare, shoot down, snap, photograph, blast, dash, spud, frighten off, pip, tear, twinkle

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  17. flash(verb)

    expose or show briefly

    "he flashed a $100 bill"

    Synonyms:
    winkle, ostentate, shoot, scoot, dart, blink, show off, twinkle, scud, swank, dash, wink, flaunt

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  18. flash(verb)

    protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal

    "flash the roof"

    Synonyms:
    winkle, ostentate, shoot, scoot, dart, blink, show off, twinkle, scud, swank, dash, wink, flaunt

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

  19. flash(verb)

    emit a brief burst of light

    "A shooting star flashed and was gone"

    Synonyms:
    winkle, ostentate, shoot, scoot, dart, blink, show off, twinkle, scud, swank, dash, wink, flaunt

    Antonyms:
    tasteful

Wiktionary

  1. flash(noun)

    Synonyms:
    glint, gleam

    Antonyms:
    aeon

  2. flash(noun)

    A popular multimedia platform, most often used for adding animation and interactivity to webpages.

    He flashed the light at the water, trying to see what made the noise.

    Synonyms:
    gleam, glint

    Antonyms:
    aeon

  3. flash(noun)

    Having plenty of ready money

    The light flashed on and off.

    Synonyms:
    glint, gleam

    Antonyms:
    aeon

  4. flash(noun)

    Occurring very rapidly, almost instantaneously.

    The scenery flashed by quickly.

    Synonyms:
    glint, gleam

    Antonyms:
    aeon

  5. flash(noun)

    To make visible briefly.

    A number will be flashed on the screen.

    Synonyms:
    gleam, glint

    Antonyms:
    aeon

  6. flash(noun)

    To flaunt; to display in a showy manner.

    He flashed a wad of hundred-dollar bills.

    Synonyms:
    glint, gleam

    Antonyms:
    aeon

  7. flash(noun)

    To communicate quickly.

    The news services flashed the news about the end of the war to all corners of the globe.

    Synonyms:
    gleam, glint

    Antonyms:
    aeon

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flash

    To burn is to subject to the action of fire, or of intense heat so as to effect either partial change or complete combustion; as, to burn wood in the fire; to burn one's hand on a hot stove; the sun burns the face. One brands with a hot iron, but cauterizes with some corrosive substance, as silver nitrate. Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat. To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use. To kindle is to set on fire, as if with a candle; ignite is the more learned and scientific word for the same thing, extending even to the heating of metals to a state of incandescence without burning. To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so. Both kindle and burn have an extensive figurative use; as, to kindle strife; to burn with wrath, love, devotion, curiosity. Compare LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, brand, burn, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

    Antonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, stifle, subdue

    Preposition:
    To burn in the fire, burn with fire; burn to the ground, burn to ashes; burn through the skin, or the roof; burn into the soil, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flash(n.)

    Synonyms:
    momentary blaze, sudden burst of light

  2. flash(n.)

    Synonyms:
    slang (of thieves and gypsies), cant language

  3. flash(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    emit a sudden light

  4. flash(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    break forth suddenly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flash(n)

    Synonyms:
    gleam, glare, coruscation

  2. flash(n)

    Synonyms:
    instant, moment

  3. flash(v)

    Synonyms:
    glitter, gleam, glisten, coruscate, sparkle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "flash":

    flash-forward, solid-state, lightning, blink, zippy, flashback, newsflash, urgent, lightning-fast, jiffy, sudden, glimmer

How to pronounce flash?

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How to use flash in a sentence?

  1. Michael Steinbach:

    A new development we're seeing is that when it comes to ISIL investigations, the flash-to-bang time from radicalization to action appears to be happening faster than with other types of terrorists.

  2. Kolbrn Reykfjr Gylfadttir:

    TEXAS GRANDMOTHER RESCUED AFTER POSING ON ICEBERG THRONE THAT DRIFTED OUT TO SEA DURING ICELAND VACATION In Iceland, the iconic Reynisfjara Beach has been the site where several tourists have died over the past decade due to the waves, with many close calls also being reported. Around the same time of the incident caught on video, another tourist was injured when he was also knocked over by a wave and nearly dragged out to sea, Icelandic news site Visir reported. A warning sign at Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland as seen in October 2018. ( Travis Fedschun/Fox News) The entrance to the beach area does feature warning signs that highlight the risk, but officials said the two incidents have prompted a safety review of the tourist site. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP At a meeting on Friday, government officials introduced measures to improve safety at the beach that could allow police to close the site for five to seven days from November till March every year due to weather conditions, Icelandic news outlet Morgunblai reported. A group of tourists in Iceland were left scampering to safety when a large chunk of a nearby glacier suddenly collapsed into the sea, producing a gigantic wave that caught the adventurers by surprise. Another project in the works is a wave forecast system for the beach with a connected warning system to inform tourists who plan on traveling to the site. The project would also include a mast on the beach with a light that would flash a warning at times of danger, according to the Iceland Review. Icelandic Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation rds Kolbrn Reykfjr Gylfadttir has said the recent incidents prove why a risk evaluation of the area is necessary. Its unacceptable that theres a risk of a massive accident in one of the most popular tourist locations in the country, without the necessary arrangements in place, certain improvements have been made, but the responsibility for the case is complicated as well as the fact that travelers often ignore warnings, putting themselves at great risk.

  3. National Hurricane Center:

    Hurricane conditions will continue over portions of the far western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio through this evening. Tropical storm conditions are expected across the remainder of the warning areas in Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula through tonight, michael is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over portions of western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during the next couple of days.

  4. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:

    Evolution is gaining the psychic zones of the world... life, being and ascent of consciousness, could not continue to advance indefinitely along its line without transforming itself in depth. The being who is the object of his own reflection, in consequence, of that very doubling back upon himself becomes in a flash able to raise himself to a new sphere.

  5. Chrissy Metz:

    For the record, I wear what I want, when I want. News flash it's MY body. #thankstho.


Translations for flash

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  • فلاشArabic
  • миг, блясък, кликам, проблясвам, klikam, показен, крещящ, блясване, примигвамBulgarian
  • záblesk, prozvonitCzech
  • glimt, lyse, skinne, blinke, glimte, blotte, lyn, flotDanish
  • Blitz, blinkenGerman
  • ekbriloEsperanto
  • relámpago, pincharSpanish
  • فلاش, برق, تک‌زنگ زدنPersian
  • välkkyä, vilauttaa, fiini, välähdys, väläys, korea, alakieli, vilaus, vilkkua, purse, vilahtaa, välähtää, pramea, leimaus, leimahdus, väläyttääFinnish
  • s'exhiber, clignoterFrench
  • plathadh, lasairScottish Gaelic
  • ծնգցնելArmenian
  • lampo, balenoItalian
  • פלאשHebrew
  • 閃光Japanese
  • ostentare, coruscare, fulgēreLatin
  • karamu, whakapohane, whakapōhanehaneMāori
  • flitsDutch
  • błyskPolish
  • lampejo, clarãoPortuguese
  • вспышка, вспыхнуть, сверкание, вспыхиватьRussian
  • plamsaj, cimnuti, цимнутиSerbo-Croatian
  • lysa, blotta, skägg, blinka, glimta, blixtSwedish

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