soap bubble
noun Date: 1639 a hollow iridescent globe formed by blowing a film of soapsuds (as from a pipe)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Soap bubble — Soap Soap, n. [OE. sope, AS. s[=a]pe; akin to D. zeep, G. seife, OHG. seifa, Icel. s[=a]pa, Sw. s?pa, Dan. s?be, and perhaps to AS. s[=i]pan to drip, MHG. s[=i]fen, and L. sebum tallow. Cf. {Saponaceous}.] A substance which dissolves in water,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soap bubble — n. 1. a filmy bubble of soapy water, specif. one blown up, as from a pipe 2. something short lived, insubstantial, or ephemeral …   English World dictionary

  • Soap bubble — A soap bubble …   Wikipedia

  • soap bubble — muilo burbulas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. soap bubble vok. Seifenblase, f rus. мыльный пузырь, m pranc. bulle de savon, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • soap bubble — noun a bubble formed by a thin soap film • Hypernyms: ↑bubble …   Useful english dictionary

  • soap bubble — 1. a bubble of soapsuds. 2. something that lacks substance or permanence. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • soap bubble — noun A very thin film of soap water that forms a sphere with an iridescent surface …   Wiktionary

  • soap bubble — empty words, all talk, bubbles formed from soap …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soap-bubble — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soap bubble nebula — Observation data (Epoch J2000) Right ascension 20h 15m 26s Declination +38° 02 25 Apparent dimensions (V) 260 …   Wikipedia

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