flash

Part of speech: verb

To send or burst forth, as a sudden brilliant light.

Part of speech: adjective

Relating to or connected with thieves or thieves talk; cheap and tawdry; loud.

Part of speech: noun

A sudden and transient blaze; gleam; outburst, as of wit, anger, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A moment; instant.

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Usage examples "flash":

  1. His arms went round her in a flash. - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. Their eyes met his as if they struck a flash of light. - "A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.
  3. But this was only a moment, flash. - "Siddhartha", Herman Hesse.