Synonyms of flash


1. flash, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

2. flash, brightness

usage: a momentary brightness

3. flash, flashing, experience

usage: a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"

4. flash, insight, brainstorm, brainwave

usage: a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"

5. blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute, moment, mo, minute, second, bit

usage: 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"

6. ostentation, fanfare, flash, display

usage: a gaudy outward display

7. flare, flash, visual signal

usage: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

8. news bulletin, newsflash, flash, newsbreak, bulletin

usage: a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story

9. flash, patch

usage: 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"

10. flash, photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun, flashbulb, flash bulb, lamp, photographic equipment

usage: a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph


1. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle, radiate

usage: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"

2. flash, appear

usage: appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"

3. flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swank, expose, exhibit, display

usage: display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"

4. flash, convey

usage: make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"

5. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it

usage: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

6. flash, show

usage: expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"

7. flash, cover

usage: protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"

8. flash, appear

usage: emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"


1. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy, tasteless (vs. tasteful)

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

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Definition and meaning of flash (Dictionary)