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Definition of the noun flashback

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noun - plural: flashbacks

  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)


  1. "Flashback", released as Flashback: The Quest for Identity in the United States, is a 1992 science fiction cinematic platform game developed by Delphine Software of France and published by U.S. Gold in United States and Europe, and Sunsoft in Japan.
    • also known as פלאשבק: זיכרון גורלי, Flashback (Enhanced CD-ROM)
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • designers: Paul Cuisset & Delphine Software International
    • developers: Delphine Software International, Tiertex Design Studios
    • genres: Platform game, Action-adventure game, Science Fiction, Action game, Puzzle game
    • publishers: Sunsoft, U.S. Gold
    • released in (23 years ago)
  2. "Flashback" is a 1990 action comedy film starring Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland and Carol Kane, written by David Loughery and directed by Franco Amurri. The film received an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America.
  3. "Flashback" is a 1969 Italian drama film directed by Raffaele Andreassi. The film received many awards; Globo d'oro, Grolla Silver premium, Award of Tourism & Entertainment and Silverstar Festival San Francisco. It was entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Palm. At the festival the film received standing ovations.
  4. "Flashback" is a film, directed by Michael Karen.
  5. "Flashback" Films, a once-proud 32nd Century movie studio, has fallen into disrepair thanks to a sinister corporate takeover. Classic films are robotically remastered. A prop-collecting Time Machine is the studio's latest gimmick. When janitor Jack Taylor attempts to date starlet Tiffany Sloane, his would-be romance collides with the scheming of a corrupt studio executive and the entire back lot is plunged into chaos. Science fiction adventure meets Hollywood satire in this action-packed comedy.
  6. "Flashback" is a 2011 short film directed by Joost Vandebrug.
  7. "Flashback" is a 1997 drama and war film written by Gordana Boskov and Veroslav Rancic and directed by Gordana Boskov.
  8. "Flashback" is a 2003 film written and directed by Herz Frank.
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on (12 years ago)
    • award:
      • Nika Award for Best Film of CIS and Baltic States (Latvia) nomination for Herz Frank
      • Nika Award for Best Film of CIS and Baltic States (Latvia), received by Herz Frank


  1. "Flashback" is a book by Nevada Barr.
    • also known as "Flashback (Anna Pigeon)"
    • genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
    • subjects: Florida, Suspense
  2. "Flashback" is a book by Gary Braver.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • subjects: Memory, Alzheimer's disease, Research
    • copyright: 2005-09-15


"Flashback" is a science fiction platform video game remake of the original 1992 Flashback. The game developed by the original game designer, Paul Cuisset, with his studio, VectorCell, and published by Ubisoft. The game was released on August 21, 2013 on Xbox Live Arcade.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: VectorCell
  • genre: Platform game
  • publisher: Ubisoft
  • released on


Flashback is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Alpha Flight #1.


  1. "Flashback" is a box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (14 years ago)
  2. "Flashback" a.k.a. "Flashback: The Best of 38 Special": Flashback: The Best of 38 Special is a best-of compilation of the southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1987. It contains several of the band's greatest hits, such as "Hold On Loosely" and "Fantasy Girl", and some hit songs from soundtracks previously unavailable on a 38 Special album, such as "Back to Paradise" and "Teacher, Teacher".
  3. "Flashback" is the fifth studio album by Puerto Rican reggaetón recording artist Ivy Queen, released on October 4, 2005 through Univision and on September 15, 2007 as Greatest Hits in Germany and Spain. It is often considered as a studio-compilation release due to the amount of the album being previously released material. Queen began working on Flashback after the moderate success of Real in early 2005. Featuring content dating back to 1995, when she was still a part of the all-male group The Noise, the album includes four new pieces of work all produced by Rafi Mercenario, the genre's most requested record producer at the time.
  4. "Flashback" is the fifth Korean single album released by South Korean girl group, After School. The maxi-single marks the first appearance of fifth generation member, Kaeun. This also marks the first comeback since Kahi's official graduation from the group to pursue a solo career.
  5. "Flashback" is a song by Scottish musician Calvin Harris from his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend. The song was released in the UK on 2 November 2009 and features Jordanian singer Ayah Marar.
  6. "Flashback" is the fourth studio album by Swedish singer/songwriter Darin Zanyar. It was released on December 3, 2008 in Sweden and became Darin's 4th top 10 album. It features the physical singles Breathing Your Love and What If plus the digital singles Runaway and See U At The Club. This is the first album to see Darin contributing both musically and lyrically, this occurs on all but one track. The song "Karma" feat. David Jassy was released to the Swedish radio station "The Voice" and holds the position 12 at the "Voice Topp 20".
  7. "Flashback" is a musical album of Don Friedman Trio.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  8. "Flashback" is a musical album of Cine.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  9. "Flashback" is a musical single of 2 Fabiola.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  10. "Flashback" is a 2012 single by After School.
  11. "Flashback" is a musical album of Lightphaser.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  12. "Flashback" is a musical album of Eberhard Schoener.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  13. "Flashback" is a composition.
  14. "Flashback" is a musical single of Laurent Garnier.
    • also known as Flashback (Christian Smith & Wehbba Remixes)
    • released in (18 years ago)
  15. "Flashback" is a 2009 single album by Calvin Harris.
    • released on (6 years ago)


Flashback is a music group from the Basque Country.

  • also known as FB
  • albums: "Right Here, Right Now"


Flashback is a record label.


Flashback is a Roller Coaster, Amusement Ride in Hampden County, 01001.


  1. Flashback: A flashback or analepsis is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point in the story. Flashbacks are often used to recount events that happened before the story's primary sequence of events to fill in crucial backstory. In the opposite direction, a flashforward reveals events that will occur in the future. Both flashback and flashforward are used to create suspense in a story, develop a character, or add structure to the narrative. In literature, internal analepsis is a flashback to an earlier point in the narrative; external analepsis is a flashback to a time before the narrative started.
  2. Flashback: A flashback is a psychological phenomenon in which individuals who were subjected to traumatic experiences are revisited by elements of the traumatic experience sometimes unexpectedly.
    • also known as Flashbacks, Involuntary recurrent memory
  3. Flashback was a steel roller coaster made by Intamin of Switzerland. The coaster was located in the Six Flags Plaza area of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
  4. Flashback is a Flash animation by Danny Gomez. It has been widely circulated around the Internet, especially in psychedelic trance and goa trance communities. For many others, outside of these communities, it served as their first introduction to this genre of music.
  5. Flashback is an American radio show syndicated by Cumulus Media Networks. Flashback plays a diverse mix of classic rock from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Other show elements include newscasts, classic TV and movie clips, commercials and comedy bits to create thematic segments from the 1960s into the 1990s. The four-hour program is syndicated to over 200 radio affiliates in the United States and Canada.
  6. Flashback was a Canadian quiz show television series which aired on CBC Television from 1962 to 1968.
    • begun on and completed on (46 years ago)
    • country: Canada
  7. Flashback: A flashback is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. Flashbacks are often used to recount events that happened prior to the story’s primary sequence of events or to fill in crucial backstory. Character origin flashbacks specifically refers to flashbacks dealing with key events early in a character's development. The television show Lost is particularly well known for extensive use of flashbacks in almost every episode. In the opposite direction, a flashforward reveals events that will occur in the future. The technique is used to create suspense in a story, or develop a character. In literature, internal analepsis is a flashback to an earlier point in the narrative; external analepsis is a flashback to before the narrative started.
    • also known as analepsis
  8. Flashback is a marketing campaign.
  9. Flashback is a TV program, begun in (15 years ago).

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Flashback

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Google previewManuscript Makeover (2008)

Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore by Elizabeth Lyon

Flashback is a technique for filling in necessary information and events that occurred in the past. You can supply this need by narrating the past in summary or by creating a scene, a dramatization that re-creates the events. In effect, this latter ...

Google previewWhat Every Middle School Teacher Needs to Know about Reading Tests (from Someone who Has Written Them) (2011)

by Charles Fuhrken

Flashback is the device used by an author to insert a scene from the past into the present chronological structure of a...

Google previewOn Writing Romance (2007)

How to Craft a Novel That Sells by Leigh Michaels

Flashbacks Sometimes, especially when a story takes place over a period of years or has its origins in a long-ago event, flashbacks are a useful story-showing tool. A flashback is a scene that takes a character back in time to an event, so the ...

Google previewThe Survivor's Guide (1995)

by Sharice A. Lee

Having a flashback is a very frightening experience. It can be just as frightening as actually being abused. Intrusive memories can also be scary and upsetting but usually aren't as bad as flashbacks. What follows is an example of an intrusive ...

Google previewPsychology , Concepts and Connections (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Flashback is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. Flashbacks are often used to recount events that happened before the story's primary sequence of events or to fill in crucial ...

Google previewWelding Complete (2009)

Techniques, Project Plans & Instructions by Editors of CPi

Flashback is the flame burning backward into the torch or hoses, causing a popping or squealing noise. Flashback can cause an explosion in the hoses. Avoid both hazards by matching the tip size to the material being welded and by using ...

Google previewmeet the short story (2007)

A flashback is a past action that is presented through recollections. It is used to give information about the past that may be necessary to understand the present. In a short story, action is presented primarily by means of the scene. A scene is ...

Google previewLaunching the Imagination (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Flashback: Flashback is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. Flashbacks are often used to recount events that happened before the story's primary sequence of events or to fill in ...

Google previewAbout Writing (2005)

Seven Essays, Four Letters, & Five Interviews by Samuel R. Delany

Thus, the flashback is a tricky technique. Think about its problems if you're going to use it. When you find yourself telling your story out of chronological order, * At John Hopkins University, in October , the French psychiatrist Jacques ...

Google previewKnow It All! Grades 9-12 Reading (2004)

by Princeton Review

A flashback is an account of an event that happened before a story began. A flashback interrupts the chronological sequence of story events, but gives readers information that may help explain the main events of the story. Another literary ...

Google previewVeiled Desires (2013)

Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film by Maureen Sabine

The fourth and final flashback is the most significant, ...

Google previewTheory of Film Practice (2014)

by Noel Burch

The flashback is a more usual form of time reversal. Just as a time ellipsis can span either just a few seconds or several years, so too can a time reversal. The fifth and last type of temporal articulation thus is the indefinite time reversal, which is ...

Google previewThe Orvis Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing (2010)

Your Ultimate A to Z Guide to Being a Better Angler by Tom Rosenbauer

false cast flashback FALSE CAST See Overhead Cast. FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS The Federation of Fly Fishers is an affiliation of independent fly fishing clubs formed in 1965 by Lee Wulffand other influential fly fishers of that era.

Google previewThe Nightmare Encyclopedia (2005)

Your Darkest Dreams Interpreted by Jeff Belanger, Kirsten Dalley

A flashback is the replaying of a traumatic event or events while one is awake— almost a waking nightmare, in which the initial precipitating event is reexperi- enced, often in great detail. Flashbacks can be triggered by mundane sensory data, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Memory [3 volumes] (2013)

by Annette Kujawski Taylor Ph.D.

FLASHBACK A flashback refers to the reliving of a past event, most generally one that was traumatic, or at minimum emotionally arousing, ...

Google previewPlumbing Illustrated Dictionary (2007)

by John Thompson

flaring tool See Compression joint swaging tool flashback The ignition of gases in the welding nozzle of a blowpipe when using oxyacetylene welding equipment.

Google previewCritical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory (2005)

by Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson

flashback. When watching films or television programmes, we tend to organize the stories being told to us on the basis of the order in which the story information is presented. This articulation of time enables us to organize and construct a ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

flashback. Psychology A nondrugrelated repetition of frightening experiences or images, which may affect exsoldiers, as is welldescribed in veterans of the Vietnam conflict Substance abuse Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder an ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

O Olfactory Flashback Cappadocia (c. AD 150). Etiologically, the olfactory aura is associated primarily with paroxysmal neurological disorders such as migraine and epilepsy. Pathophysiologically, it is associated primarily with aberrant ...

Google previewA Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV Si (2011)

by A. Bowdoin Van Riper

A flashback shows Einstein ...

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Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office, being told his wife is dying. Then we see him walking the streets, and the story is told in flashback. (Arthur Hiller)
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