Synonyms of flash in English:

flash


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See Spanish definition of destello

verb

1‘a torch flashed’

SYNONYMS
light up, shine, flare, blaze, glare, beam, gleam, glint, sparkle, spark, burn, fluoresce
blink, wink, flicker, shimmer, twinkle, glimmer, glisten, scintillate
literary glister, coruscate, fulgurate, effulge

2‘the computer flashed the result on the scoreboard’

SYNONYMS
display, show, present, set forth, unveil

3‘he was flashing all this money about in the pub’

SYNONYMS
show off, flaunt, flourish, display, exhibit, parade, brag about, exult in

4‘he opened his coat and flashed at me’

SYNONYMS
expose oneself, display one's genitals, reveal one's genitals, show one's genitals, commit indecent exposure

5‘racing cars flashed past’

SYNONYMS
zoom, streak, tear, shoot, dash, dart, fly, whistle, hurtle, rush, hurry, bolt, race, bound, speed, career, charge, hare, whizz, whoosh, buzz
informal scoot, skedaddle, belt, zap, zip, scorch
British informal bomb, bucket, burn rubber, go like the clappers
North American informal barrel, lay rubber

noun

1‘a flash of light’

SYNONYMS
flare, blaze, burst, glare, pulse, blast
gleam, glint, sparkle, flicker, shimmer, twinkle, glimmer
beam, shaft, ray, streak, bar, finger, stream

2‘a basic uniform with no flashes’

SYNONYMS
emblem, insignia, badge, marking
patch, bright patch, streak, stripe, bar, chevron

3‘a sudden flash of inspiration’

SYNONYMS
burst, outbreak, outburst, wave, rush, surge, stab, flush, blaze
sudden show, brief display, brief exhibition

adjective

1‘a flash sports car’

SYNONYMS
ostentatious, showy, bold, flamboyant, conspicuous, obtrusive, extravagant, expensive, pretentious
vulgar, tasteless, in bad taste, in poor taste, tawdry, brash, lurid, garish, loud, gaudy, crude, trashy
informal flashy, snazzy, nifty, fancy, bling, swanky, jazzy, glitzy, ritzy, tacky, fancy-pants, naff, kitsch, Brummagem
ANTONYMS

understated, tasteful


Phrases

    in a flash

    ‘it was all over in a flash’


    SYNONYMS
    instantly, suddenly, abruptly, immediately, instantaneously, all of a sudden
    quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, without delay
    in an instant, in a moment, in a second, in a split second, in a minute, in a trice, like a shot, straight away, in a wink, in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you know it, on the double, at the speed of light, like an arrow from a bow
    informal in a jiffy, before you can say Jack Robinson, double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q., pretty damn quick, like lightning, like greased lightning, at warp speed
    ANTONYMS

    eventually, slowly