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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story; An unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience.

Usage examples (38)
  • Whatever that flashback is where the guy throws a chair through a window
  • So I wrote the story as a mystery, partially in flashback, to provide context.
  • Benry flashback is sceduled for eps 22 and 23 this season. blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Much of the film is in flashback to 1992-1994, a full 14 years before the film's "present". for more
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