Dictionary.com

speed light

Save This Word!

noun Photography.

an electronic flash lamp.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
Also called speed flash, speed lamp .

Origin of speed light

1895–1900 for earlier sense
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for speed light

See Today's Synonym