Another word for flash
Sudden, brief light
glimmer, sparkle, glitter, glisten, scintillation, gleam, glance, beam, coruscation, blaze, flicker, flare, flame, glare, burst, impulse, vision, imprint, display, dazzle, shimmer, shine, glow, twinkle, twinkling, phosphorescence, reflection, bedazzlement, radiation, ray, luster, spark, streak, pencil, stream, illumination, incandescence.
Brief, important news
flash implies a sudden, brief, brilliant light; glance refers to a darting light, esp. one that is reflected from a surface at an angle; gleam suggests a steady, narrow ray of light shining through a background of relative darkness; sparkle implies a number of brief, bright, intermittent flashes; glitter implies the reflection of such bright, intermittent flashes; glisten suggests the reflection of a lustrous light, as from a wet surface; shimmer refers to a soft, tremulous reflection, as from a slightly disturbed body of water
To give forth a light by flashing
glimmer, sparkle, glitter, glisten, scintillate, gleam, beam, coruscate, blaze, flame, flare, glare, dazzle, shimmer, shine, glow, twinkle, blink, phosphoresce, reflect, bedazzle, radiate, shoot out beams, shed luster, flicker, glance; see also shine 1, 2.
To move with the speed of a flash
Another word for flashverb
To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:coruscate, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink. See light
To shine with intermittent gleams:blink, flicker, glimmer, twinkle, wink. See continue, light
To move swiftly:bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. (Informal) hotfoot, rip. (Slang) barrel, highball. (Chiefly British) nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See move
To make a public and usually ostentatious show of:brandish, display, disport, exhibit, expose, flaunt, parade, show (off), sport. See show
A sudden quick light:blink, coruscation, flicker, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, spark1, twinkle, wink. See light
Sparkling, brilliant light:glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle. See beautiful, light
A very brief time:crack, instant, minute1, moment, second1, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink. (Informal) jiff, jiffy. (Chiefly British) tick. See big, time