follow Dictionary.com

Know these essential literary terms?

flash-forward

[flash-fawr-werd] /ˈflæʃˈfɔr wərd/
noun
1.
a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which a future event or scene is inserted into the chronological structure of the work.
2.
an event or scene so inserted.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; flash + forward, on the model of flashback
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for flash-forward

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for flash

11
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with flash-forward