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{adj: aglitter, coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly} having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
"bugle beads all aglitter"
"glinting eyes"
"glinting water"
"his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"
"shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"
"glittery costume jewelry"
"scintillant mica"
"the scintillating stars"
"a dress with sparkly sequins"
"`glistering' is an archaic term"

{adj: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy} tastelessly showy
"a flash car"
"a flashy ring"
"garish colors"
"a gaudy costume"
"loud sport shirts"
"a meretricious yet stylish book"
"tawdry ornaments"

{adj: dazzling, eye-popping, fulgurant, fulgurous} amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
"the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps"
"these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
"adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

{adj: flash-frozen, quick-frozen, frozen} (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value
"frozen foods"

{adj: flashing} emitting light in sudden short or intermittent bursts
"flashing lightning and roaring thunder"

{adv: feebly} in a faint and feeble manner
"the lighthouse, flashing feebly against the sleet-blurred, rocky backdrop of the coast of north west Norway"

{adv: instantaneously, outright, instantly, in a flash} without any delay
"he was killed outright"

{n: apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement} an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
"the cinema relies on apparent motion"
"the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"

{n: blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute} a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)
"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

{n: blinker, flasher} a light that flashes on and off; used as a signal or to send messages

{n: denomination} a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money
"he flashed a fistful of bills of large denominations"

{n: electroretinogram} a graphical recording of the electrical activity of the retina that results when light is flashed into the eye

{n: elves} an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere

{n: flare, flash} a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

{n: flash camera} a camera with a photoflash attachment

{n: flash card, flashcard} a card with words or numbers of pictures that are flashed to a class by the teacher

{n: flash flood, flashflood} a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

{n: flash in the pan} someone who enjoys transient success but then fails

{n: flash memory} nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and programmed anew

{n: flash point, flashpoint} point at which something is ready to blow up

{n: flash point, flashpoint} the lowest temperature at which the vapor of a combustible liquid can be ignited in air

{n: flash welding, flash butt welding} butt welding by creating an electric arc between the two pieces which melts and joins them; used for joining segments of metal pipe

{n: flash, flashing} a short vivid experience
"a flash of emotion swept over him"
"the flashings of pain were a warning"

{n: flash, photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun, flashbulb, flash bulb} a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph

{n: flash-forward} a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
<-> flashback

{n: flashback} a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
<-> flash-forward

{n: flashing} sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing

{n: flash} 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"

{n: flash} a momentary brightness

{n: flash} a sudden brilliant understanding
"he had a flash of intuition"

{n: flash} a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

{n: flicker, spark, glint} a momentary flash of light

{n: gleam, gleaming, glimmer} a flash of light (especially reflected light)

{n: glitter, sparkle, coruscation} the occurrence of a small flash or spark

{n: heat flash} a flash of intense heat (as released by an atomic explosion)

{n: heat lightning} bright flashes of light near the horizon without thunder (especially on hot evenings); usually attributed to distant lightning that is reflected by clouds

{n: hot flash, flush} sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)

{n: jets, blue jets} atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward

{n: lightning} the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more

{n: news bulletin, newsflash, flash, newsbreak} a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story

{n: ostentation, fanfare, flash} a gaudy outward display

{n: scintillation counter} counter tube in which light flashes when exposed to ionizing radiation

{n: scintillation} (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle

{n: shoulder flash} something worn on the shoulder of a military uniform as an emblem of a division etc.

{n: sprites, red sprites} atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves)

{n: streak} a sudden flash (as of lightning)

{n: stroboscope, strobe, strobe light} scientific instrument that provides a flashing light synchronized with the periodic movement of an object; can make moving object appear stationary

{n: synchroflash} a device used in photography to synchronize the peak of a flash with the opening of the camera shutter

{n: twinkle, scintillation, sparkling} a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

{v: cut back, flash back} return in time
"the film cut back to an earlier event in the story"

{v: dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot} run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"

{v: flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle} gleam or glow intermittently
"The lights were flashing"

{v: flash} appear briefly
"The headlines flashed on the screen"

{v: flash} emit a brief burst of light
"A shooting star flashed and was gone"

{v: flash} expose or show briefly
"he flashed a $100 bill"

{v: flash} make known or cause to appear with great speed
"The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"

{v: flash} protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
"flash the roof"

{v: flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swank} display proudly ; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
"he showed off his new sports car"

{v: flicker, flick} flash intermittently
"The lights flicked on and off"

{v: quick-freeze, flash-freeze} freeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors
"quick-freeze the shrimp"

{v: scintillate} give off
"the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"

{v: shine} throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.)
"Shine the light on that window, please"


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