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  • n. Plural form of flashbulb.


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  • So, even down to the thing of, say in the sword fight, we had kind of flashbulbs that I set off every time the two swords connected.

    Director Edgar Wright's Epic 'Pilgrim'-age

  • He knows from long experience that in New York, the enthusiasm of the fans and the press, combined with the popping flashbulbs of the paparazzi, can make it painfully easy for professional athletes to embarrass themselves.

    Putting Athletes in Bubbles

  • Will Ragozzino/BFA Norma Kamali at the CFDA exhibit Whereas the CFDA lured out A-listers like Kate Winslet , who set off a flurry of flashbulbs when she exited the Midtown museum, the Refinery soiree, held at Meatpacking haunt du jour Double Seven, brought out newly minted "It Girls" like Hannah Bronfman , Solange Knowles and Becka Diamond .

    Fashion's History And Newer Wave

  • They're good performers, but they don't get the hearts fluttering and the flashbulbs popping yet.

    Come for the Movies, Stay for the Swag

  • Afterward at MoMA, the playing field was heightened again, and, in a way, seating arrangements, entourages and photography flashbulbs seemed to diffuse the fuzzy, inspirational feelings and can-do spirits.

    Clamoring for Glamour

  • The crowd went wild, stamping and clapping and photographing Kit using old-fashioned cameras with huge, noisy flashbulbs.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Bunny felt as though her eyes were burning from “flashbulbs going off all the time.”

    Burial for a King

  • The organ began again and everyone stood as Nelson and the now Mrs. Nelson Childs walked up the aisle, accepting congratulations, smiling at cameras, blinking at flashbulbs, waving and clinging to each other as they passed their loyal subjects, their doting guests.


  • The auditorium was stuffy and very uncomfortable with dozens of small children crying, flashbulbs going off everywhere, proud parents and grandparents waving and gaping like visitors at a zoo.


  • Speaking with traces of her native South Carolina accent and holding me until I raised a fuss because of the photographers' flashbulbs, she quickly disproved the stereotyped notion of the country bumpkin journalist.

    Al Eisele: How I Became a New York Celebrity 75 Years Ago


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