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FLASHBACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flashback mean? 

FLASHBACK (noun)
  The noun FLASHBACK has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: FLASHBACK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLASHBACK (noun)


Sense 1flashback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("flashback" is a kind of...):

transition (a passage that connects a topic to one that follows)

Domain category:

literature (creative writing of recognized artistic value)

Antonym:

flash-forward (a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story)


Sense 2flashback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("flashback" is a kind of...):

recurrence; return (happening again (especially at regular intervals))


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