strobe

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Shortening of stroboscope.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

strobe (plural strobes)

  1. A stroboscopic lamp: a device used to produce regular flashes of light.
    • 2006, Michael Grecco, Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait, Amphoto Books, →ISBN, page 59:
      White all light sources illuminate the subject, the strobe both illuminates and "freezes" the subject.
  2. (computing) An electronic signal in hardware indicating that a value is ready to be read.
    a memory strobe; a data strobe

Verb[edit]

strobe (third-person singular simple present strobes, present participle strobing, simple past and past participle strobed)

  1. To flash like a stroboscopic lamp.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      ... as they fuck she quakes, body strobing miles beneath him in cream and night-blue, all sound suppressed, eyes in crescents behind gold lashes...
    • 1986, Sam Frank, Sex in the Movies:
      Here was a blazingly erotic sex star par excellence as Travolta gyrated around that strobing disco dance floor like a cock-o'-the-walk.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

strobe

  1. vocative singular of strobus