soap bubble


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soap bubble

n.
1. A bubble, especially a large one, formed from soapy water.
2. Something beautiful but transient or illusory.

soap bubble

n
1. a bubble formed from soapy water
2. something that is ephemeral but attractive
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soap bubble - a bubble formed by a thin soap filmsoap bubble - a bubble formed by a thin soap film
bubble - a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
Translations
saippuakupla
bulle de savon
szappanbuborék
sápukúla
zeepbel
såpbubbla
References in classic literature ?
Amid the occupations or amusements of the Fair, nothing was more common than for a person--whether at feast, theatre, or church, or trafficking for wealth and honors, or whatever he might be doing, to vanish like a soap bubble, and be never more seen of his fellows; and so accustomed were the latter to such little accidents that they went on with their business as quietly as if nothing had happened.
A slight grey mist rested upon the more distant parts of the wilderness which he was crossing, a mist which seemed to be blown in from the sea in little puffs, resting for a time upon the earth, and then drifting up and fading away like soap bubbles.
Taylor and I also opened up on the creature, and as it was broadside to us it offered a splendid target, though for all the impression we appeared to make upon the great cat we might as well have been launching soap bubbles at it.
Pop for Hope encourages participants to either blow a bubble gum or soap bubble, challenge a friend, school, organization or business to do the same and donate to Casa de Esperanza.
Dr Zigs is an award winning giant soap bubble business started and grown in the foothills of Snowdon.
Handling, erection and alignment of stationary equipments and rotating equipment like test vessels, air Blower, heat exchangers, expansion tank, EM pumps, sodium removal test facility structure, plates, pipes for sodium loops and testing of bellows sealed valves, pneumatic testing, soap bubble testing, pressure hold testing and leak testing of pipelines and vessels.
Similarly, the Mall of Emirates is hosting a Bubble Gum Show featuring Nu Sxool dancers, a Katy Perry impersonator, several cheerleaders and a soap bubble magician.
One problem with the word bubble is that it creates a mental picture of an expanding soap bubble, which is destined to pop suddenly and irrevocably.
It is common knowledge that the surface of soap bubble is a micro membrane.
The outcome of this politics was the frequent pompous news on the great offensives from Deputy PM Arifi and Defense Minister Besimi that blew up as soap bubble.
I DON'T want to burst the soap bubble but two hours of gushing acceptance speeches and tearful thank you declarations had me longing for a good old fashioned soap land disaster.
I'll be there in the soap bubble but in the meantime I'll be getting on with my life as an actor.