Definition of flashbulb in English:

flashbulb

noun

  • A bulb for a flashgun, of a type that is used only once.

    • ‘As necks craned and flashbulbs popped, Amir emerged from behind the audience and walked through them, smiling and waving his arms.’
    • ‘This new method not only revolutionized the dangerous field of indoor photography, but also was the forerunner to photographic flashbulbs and floodlights.’
    • ‘He keeps this up for little more than a minute but it's more than enough time for the paparazzi flashbulbs to capture this unexpected turn of events for posterity.’
    • ‘Then the medal was handed over; flashbulbs popped.’
    • ‘She will face much less pressure during the next year (i.e., fewer flashbulbs popping in her face, etc.) and will now have the motivation of going in as an underdog.’
    • ‘I did not feel that I could stand there bearing my canines for 30 seconds waiting for the flashbulbs to stop popping without melting into the floor at my own artificiality.’
    • ‘The final scene shows her stepping onto a red carpet in a blaze of paparazzi flashbulbs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, my attention is diverted to the two dozen photographers camped out below the stage; their flashbulbs pop like fireworks.’
    • ‘Therefore, a desired aesthetic goal is a face with defined planes that will reflect favourably from lights of a flashbulb, yet not look drawn.’
    • ‘Outside, Paul could see the flashbulbs of the photographers lighting up.’
    • ‘How can the royal family exist in the public consciousness if not through the flashbulbs and omnipresent cameras?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Practically, this means that most items will never see the light of archivists' flashbulbs.’
    • ‘Hall opened his eyes, and instantly flashbulbs popped, blinding him momentarily.’
    • ‘Kristin certainly isn't shy when it comes to camera flashbulbs, but these shots seem a little too planned out to us.’
    • ‘Then, in a move that brought the house down, she ran down the stairs and planted a kiss on his cheek as flashbulbs popped.’
    • ‘As the flashbulbs popped excitedly around them, the pair cuddled like long-lost lovers; but it was a fleeting romance.’
    • ‘Awaiting them at the airport last Wednesday morning was an onslaught of cameras, microphones, flashbulbs and curious reporters.’
    • ‘It is as if a flashbulb suddenly clicked brightly inside his dark, dark brain.’

Pronunciation:

flashbulb

/ˈflaʃbʌlb/