Definition of flashbulb in English:

flashbulb

noun

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

    ‘suddenly flashbulbs were popping and whole rolls of film were squeezed off in seconds’
    • ‘This new method not only revolutionized the dangerous field of indoor photography, but also was the forerunner to photographic flashbulbs and floodlights.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, my attention is diverted to the two dozen photographers camped out below the stage; their flashbulbs pop like fireworks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hall opened his eyes, and instantly flashbulbs popped, blinding him momentarily.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then the medal was handed over; flashbulbs popped.’
    • ‘How can the royal family exist in the public consciousness if not through the flashbulbs and omnipresent cameras?’
    • ‘Awaiting them at the airport last Wednesday morning was an onslaught of cameras, microphones, flashbulbs and curious reporters.’
    • ‘The final scene shows her stepping onto a red carpet in a blaze of paparazzi flashbulbs.’
    • ‘Outside, Paul could see the flashbulbs of the photographers lighting up.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then, in a move that brought the house down, she ran down the stairs and planted a kiss on his cheek as flashbulbs popped.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Therefore, a desired aesthetic goal is a face with defined planes that will reflect favourably from lights of a flashbulb, yet not look drawn.’
    • ‘Kristin certainly isn't shy when it comes to camera flashbulbs, but these shots seem a little too planned out to us.’
    • ‘As the flashbulbs popped excitedly around them, the pair cuddled like long-lost lovers; but it was a fleeting romance.’
    • ‘Practically, this means that most items will never see the light of archivists' flashbulbs.’
    • ‘As necks craned and flashbulbs popped, Amir emerged from behind the audience and walked through them, smiling and waving his arms.’
    • ‘It is as if a flashbulb suddenly clicked brightly inside his dark, dark brain.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

flashbulb

/ˈflaʃbʌlb/