- 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"
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- 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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