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flashbulb

[flash-buhlb] /ˈflæʃˌbʌlb/
noun, Photography
1.
a glass bulb, filled with oxygen and aluminum or zirconium wire or foil, which, when ignited electrically, burns with a brilliant flash to provide momentary illumination of a subject.
Also, flash bulb.
Also called flash.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; flash + bulb
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flashbulb

/ˈflæʃˌbʌlb/
noun
1.
(photog) a small expendable glass light bulb formerly used to produce a bright flash of light Also called photoflash Compare electronic flash
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