flashback Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"flashback" in British English

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flashbacknoun

uk   us   /ˈflæʃ.bæk/
C2 [C or U] a ​shortpart of a ​film, ​story, or ​play that goes back to ​events in the past: The ​novelbegan with a flashback to the hero's ​experiences in the ​war.C2 [C usually plural] a ​sudden, ​clearmemory of a past ​event or ​time, usually one that was ​bad: I ​kept having flashbacks of her ​lying there ​bleeding.
(Definition of flashback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flashback" in American English

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flashbacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈflæʃˌbæk/
literature a ​memory, or a ​shortpart of a ​movie, ​story, or ​playdescribing past ​events: This ​party is like a ’70s flashback.
(Definition of flashback from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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