Definitions for flashbackˈflæʃˌbæk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flashback(noun)

    a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

  2. flashback(noun)

    an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)


  1. flashback(n.)

    An unusually vivid recollection of a prior experience, often one that is traumatic, such as scenes from combat or a criminal assault, or induced by hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD; when accompanied by hallucinations it is called flashback hallucinosis.


  1. flashback(Noun)

    a dramatic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative

  2. flashback(Noun)

    a vivid mental image of a past trauma, especially one that recurs

  3. flashback(Noun)

    a similar recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug


  1. Flashback

    Flashback is a box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Flashback, RückblendeGerman
  • analepsisSpanish
  • فلاشبکPersian
  • takauma, muistikuvaFinnish
  • flashbackFrench
  • フラッシュバックJapanese
  • imbas kembaliMalay
  • [[обратный]] [[кадр]], ретроспе́кция, [[взгляд]] [[в]] [[прошлое]], флэшбэ́к, ретроспекти́ва, воспомина́ниеRussian

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