flash bulb

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or flash bulb  (flăsh′bŭlb′)
A glass bulb filled with finely shredded aluminum or magnesium foil that is ignited by electricity to produce a short-duration high-intensity light flash for taking photographs. Also called photoflash.

Flash bulb

A glass bulb containing a fine metal filament (usually magnesium) that could be ignited electrically to give a brief, intense flash of light for exposing photographic film.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Flash bulb - a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photographflash bulb - a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
flash camera - a camera with a photoflash attachment
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
photographic equipment - equipment used by a photographer
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Over the coming years, photography became ever more popular with the invention of the modern flash bulb, in 1927, Kodachrome in 1935 and Kodacolour six years later.
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See you in the morning,' I say to Elsa, and walk quickly up the stairs to my dormitory, with her voice ringing up the stairs after me: Nos da, cariad, as automatic as the flash bulb on that camera.