[ flash-fawr-werd ]

  1. 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.

  2. an event or scene so inserted.

Origin of flash-forward

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

Words Nearby flash-forward

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How to use flash-forward in a sentence

  • Jon saw the blade flash forward and then felt it slide into his abdomen.

    Captives of the Flame | Samuel R. Delany
  • Then he would go back to the torpedo, make a minute alteration in his line, and again flash forward, only to miss it again.

    Skylark Three | Edward Elmer Smith