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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.
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soap bubble

n
1. a bubble formed from soapy water
2. something that is ephemeral but attractive
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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)
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Translations
saippuakupla
bulle de savon
szappanbuborék
sápukúla
zeepbel
såpbubbla
References in classic literature ?
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. It was surprising that so much destructiveness could be contained in one human mind.
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.
Soap bubbles and a dancing elephant will take the stage for a series of upcoming family performances this weekend.
The next morning, Poppy and Sam follow a trail of soap bubbles and finally come face to face with the culprit.
A child blows soap bubbles on a banner picturing the African continent during celebrations of Africa BERLIN - 26 May 2018: The Egyptian embassy in Berlin held a significant ceremony on Thursday evening to celebrate the 55th anniversary of "Africa Day", in commemoration of the foundation on 25 May 1963 of the Organization of African Unity which has been known as the African Union since its name change on 25 May 2001.
The one-hour performance took the audience into a world of dazzling laser lights, illusions, live sand art demonstration, acrobatics and an artistic display of soap bubbles. The performers also continuously engaged the audience with an array of dances, juggling, stunts and other acts during the show.
McCuan considers the stability of certain liquid drops in a gravity field that satisfies a mixed boundary condition, and discusses, as special cases, portions of cylinders that model either the zero gravity case or soap bubbles with the same kind of boundary behavior.
The project invites members of the public to blow colorful, paint-laden soap bubbles against walls or canvases with barriers drawn on them.
These include a pigeon in mid-flight, soap bubbles floating at a glacial pace, and a cigarette butt tossed into the street.