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Definition of "strobe" [strobe]

  • A strobe light. (noun)
  • A stroboscope. (noun)
  • A spot of higher than normal intensity in the sweep of an indicator, as on a radar screen, used as a reference mark for determining distance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "strobe" in a sentence
  • "But I am saying that every analysis that is shortened, every corner that is cut, moves us further away from the truth until what is left is the Cliffs Notes of the news, or what I call strobe-light journalism, in which the outlines are accurate enough but we cannot really see the whole picture."
  • "When you see it with your naked eye, it may be because of sunlight flickering between the spokes of a rotating bike wheel, creating a kind of strobe effect."
  • "A lot of great information here, especially for someone like me, totally unfamiliar with this thing called a "strobe" I only have a Leica MP."