Associations to the word «Flashback»

Wiktionary

FLASHBACK, noun. A dramatic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative
FLASHBACK, noun. (psychology) a vivid mental image of a past trauma, especially one that recurs
FLASHBACK, noun. A similar recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug
FLASHBACK, noun. The condition of the flame propagating down the hose of an oxy-fuel welding system
FLASHBACK, verb. (intransitive) To undergo a flashback; to experience a vivid mental image from the past.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

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