[ flash-fawr-werd ]
/ ˈflæʃˈfɔr wərd /


a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which a future event or scene is inserted into the chronological structure of the work.
an event or scene so inserted.

Nearby words

  1. flash set,
  2. flash smelting,
  3. flash spectrum,
  4. flash unit,
  5. flash welding,
  6. flash-freeze,
  7. flash-lock,
  8. flashback,
  9. flashboard,
  10. flashbulb

Origin of flash-forward

1945–50; flash + forward, on the model of flashback

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