flash+of+wit

  • 1 flash — [flash] vi. [ME flashen, to splash, sprinkle; of echoic orig.] 1. to send out or reflect a sudden, brief blaze or light, esp. at intervals 2. to sparkle or gleam [eyes flashing with anger] 3. to speak abruptly, esp. in anger: usually with out 4.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Wit — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Wit >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 wit wit humor wittiness Sgm: N 1 attic wit attic wit attic salt Sgm: N 1 atticism atticism Sgm: N 1 salt salt esprit point …

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  • 3 wit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Cleverness Nouns 1. wit, wittiness; Atticism; salt; sense of humor, funny bone, esprit, point, fancy, whim, humor, drollery, pleasantry; comedy; jocularity, jocosity, jocoseness; levity, facetiousness;… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 4 flash — [[t]flæ̱ʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ flashes, flashing, flashed 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A flash is a sudden burst of light or of something shiny or bright. A sudden flash of lightning lit everything up for a second... The wire snapped at the wall plug with a… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 flash — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sudden bright light; sudden idea/emotion/action ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ blinding, bright, brilliant ▪ sudden ▪ brief …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 6 flash — I. verb Etymology: Middle English flaschen, of imitative origin Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. rush, dash used of flowing water 2. to break forth in or like a sudden flame or flare 3. a. to appear suddenly < an idea flash …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 Flash — Flash, n.; pl. {Flashes}. 1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Flash in the pan — Flash Flash, n.; pl. {Flashes}. 1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Flash light — Flash Flash, n.; pl. {Flashes}. 1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 flash — vb Flash, gleam, glance, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, scintillate, coruscate, twinkle mean to shoot forth light (as in rays or sparks). Flash implies a sudden and transient outburst of light or a sudden display of something that brilliantly… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 flash — flashingly, adv. /flash/, n. 1. a brief, sudden burst of bright light: a flash of lightning. 2. a sudden, brief outburst or display of joy, wit, etc. 3. a very brief moment; instant: I ll be back in a flash. 4. Informal. flashlight (def. 1). 5.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 flash — /flæʃ / (say flash) noun 1. a sudden, transitory outburst of flame or light: a flash of lightning. 2. a sudden, brief outburst or display of joy, wit, etc. 3. the time occupied by a flash of light; an instant: to take a flash to prepare. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 flash — v., n., & adj. v. 1 intr. & tr. emit or reflect or cause to emit or reflect light briefly, suddenly, or intermittently; gleam or cause to gleam. 2 intr. break suddenly into flame; give out flame or sparks. 3 tr. send or reflect like a sudden… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 flash — [[t]flæʃ[/t]] n. 1) a brief, sudden burst of bright light 2) a sudden, brief outburst or display, as of joy or wit 3) an instant 4) inf flashlight 1) 5) cvb gaudy or vulgar showiness 6) jou a brief dispatch giving preliminary news of an important …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 news flash — Flash Flash, n.; pl. {Flashes}. 1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 crack — Synonyms and related words: Daedalian, Parthian shot, above par, abrade, abrasion, abysm, abyss, account for, ace, address, adept, adroit, allegation, allegorize, alligator, answer, aperture, aphorism, apostrophe, apothegm, approach, apt, arroyo …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 pleasantry — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, affability, agile wit, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amicability, aphorism, apothegm, badinage, banter, black humor, bliss, blissfulness, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 retort — Synonyms and related words: acknowledge, acknowledgment, aerosol, alembic, answer, answer back, answering, antiphon, anvil, aphorism, apothegm, atomizer, back answer, back talk, backchat, backfire, bon mot, boomerang, boutade, bright idea, bright …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 riposte — Synonyms and related words: acknowledge, acknowledgment, advocate, allege in support, answer, answer back, answering, antiphon, aphorism, apothegm, argue for, argument, assert, back answer, back talk, backchat, bon mot, boutade, bright idea,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 repartee — Synonyms and related words: acknowledgment, answer, answering, antiphon, aphorism, apothegm, back answer, back talk, backchat, badinage, banter, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, comeback, conceit, crack, echo,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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