Definition of electronic flash in English:

electronic flash


  • A flash from a gas-discharge tube, used in high-speed photography.

    • ‘Also, unless you're desperate for light, try to shoot with the existing light - nothing kills spontaneity like the blast of an electronic flash.’
    • ‘He was the first to use electronic flash in medical photography.’
    • ‘He doesn't use a panoramic camera or an electronic flash.’
    • ‘That application of magnesium has now become outdated because of the general availability of electronic flashes.’
    • ‘Different electronic flashes may have more complex circuitry than this, but most work in the same basic way.’