flash on

flash on
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flash on, awn]
    • /flæʃ ɒn, ɔn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flash on, awn]
    • /flæʃ ɒn, ɔn/

Definitions of flash on words

  • noun flash on a brief, sudden burst of bright light: a flash of lightning. 1
  • noun flash on a sudden, brief outburst or display of joy, wit, etc. 1
  • noun flash on a very brief moment; instant: I'll be back in a flash. 1
  • noun flash on Informal. flashlight (def 1). 1
  • noun flash on superficial, meretricious, or vulgar showiness; ostentatious display. 1
  • noun flash on Also called news flash. Journalism. a brief dispatch sent by a wire service, usually transmitting preliminary news of an important story or development. Compare bulletin (def 2). 1

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Origin of flash on

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English flasshen to sprinkle, splash, earlier flask(i)en; probably phonesthemic in orig.; compare similar expressive words with fl- and -sh

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Parts of speech for Flash on


flash on popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

flash on usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flash on

verb flash on

  • ponder — to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate (often followed by over or upon).
  • ruminate — to chew the cud, as a ruminant.
  • cerebrate — to use the mind; think; ponder; consider
  • consider — If you consider a person or thing to be something, you have the opinion that this is what they are.
  • figure — a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral.

Antonyms for flash on

verb flash on

  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • discard — to cast aside or dispose of; get rid of: to discard an old hat.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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