backflash

[ bak-flash ]
/ ˈbækˌflæʃ /

noun

a flashback: Backflashes of the heroine's childhood fill in gaps in the novel's narrative.

Nearby words

  1. backfill,
  2. backfire,
  3. backfist,
  4. backfit,
  5. backflap hinge,
  6. backflip,
  7. backflow,
  8. backgammon,
  9. background,
  10. background extinction

Origin of backflash

First recorded in 1930–35; back2 + flash

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