news flash

[ nooz-flash, nyooz ]
/ ˈnuz ˌflæʃ, ˈnyuz /

noun Journalism.

a brief dispatch sent by a wire service, usually transmitting preliminary news of an important story or development.

Origin of news flash

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for news flash

newsflash
/ (ˈnjuːzˌflæʃ) /

noun

a brief item of important news, often interrupting a radio or television programme
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