Definition of flashback noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflæʃbæk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflæʃbæk//
    Film plots
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a part of a film/movie, play, etc. that shows a scene that happened earlier in time than the main story The events that led up to the murder were shown in a series of flashbacks. The reader is told the story in flashback. The story is told in flashback. Wordfinderdialogue, ending, flashback, plot, narrate, scenario, scene, storyline, tension, twist See related entries: Film plots
  2. 2[countable] a sudden, very clear, strong memory of something that happened in the past that is so real you feel that you are living through the experience again war veterans suffering from nightmares and flashbacks
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