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.
He understood human institutions, and blew them about like soap bubbles.
The equipment featured in each of these stations are all originally crafted and designed by Jung himself using safe, non-toxic soap bubble solution, offering one-of-a-kind experiences that captivates kids of all ages, including adults.
Along the way was the bubble hub, where soap bubble machines blew out bubbles and a mini bike track complete with banked turns and a sprint section.
Previously, if a biosafety cabinet submitted for type testing by NSF did not hold pressure for 30 minutes, it was evaluated using the soap bubble leak method.
The building, called The Key, was constructed using similar technology to that used for the 2012 Olympic Stadium, using a lightweight triple skin fabric structure that is incredibly strong, like a soap bubble.
5 million for the procurement of advanced weapons for Karabakh separatists are nothing more than a soap bubble.
A new report published by the bank on Friday faulted the government for not doing enough on this front and warned of the risk of the 'carbon soap bubble.
India, March 1 -- A team of engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a concept of incredibly thin photovoltaic cells that are lighter than a soap bubble.
Perhaps you've seen one on the surface of a soap bubble.