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bubble

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noun, often attributive bub·ble \ˈbə-bəl\

Definition of bubble

  1. 1 :  a small globule typically hollow and light: such asa :  a small body of gas within a liquidb :  a thin film of liquid inflated with air or gasc :  a globule in a transparent solidd :  something (such as a plastic or inflatable structure) that is hemispherical or semicylindrical

  2. 2a :  something that lacks firmness, solidity, or realityb :  a delusive scheme

  3. 3 :  a sound like that of bubbling

  4. 4 :  magnetic bubble

  5. 5 :  a state of booming economic activity (as in a stock market) that often ends in a sudden collapse

  6. 6 :  the condition of being at risk of exclusion or replacement (as from a tournament) —usually used in the phrase on the bubble teams still on the bubble for the playoffs

Examples of bubble in a Sentence

  1. They saw air bubbles in the water.

  2. There were bubbles in the ice.

  3. The Internet stock bubble finally burst.

Origin and Etymology of bubble

Middle English bobel


First Known Use: 14th century


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bubble

verb bub·ble

Definition of bubble

bubbled

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bubbling

play \ˈbə-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to form or produce bubblesb :  to rise in or as if in bubbles —usually used with up

  3. 2 :  to flow with a gurgling sound a brook bubbling over rocks

  4. 3a :  to become lively or effervescent bubbling with good humorb :  to speak in a lively and fluent manner

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to utter (something) effervescently

  7. 2 :  to cause to bubble

Examples of bubble in a Sentence

  1. the soapy water bubbled down the drain

15th Century

First Known Use of bubble

15th century



BUBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

bubble

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noun

Definition of bubble for English Language Learners

  • : a tiny, round ball of air or gas inside a liquid

  • : a small ball of air in a solid substance

  • : a very light ball of air inside a thin layer of soap

bubble

verb

Definition of bubble for English Language Learners

  • : to form or produce bubbles

  • : to flow with the quiet sound of water moving over rocks

  • : to be very happy and excited


BUBBLE Defined for Kids

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bubble

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noun bub·ble \ˈbə-bəl\

Definition of bubble for Students

  1. 1 :  a tiny round body of air or gas in a liquid bubbles in boiling water

  2. 2 :  a round body of air within a solid a bubble in glass

  3. 3 :  a thin film of liquid filled with air or gas soap bubbles

bubbly

\ˈbə-blē\ adjective

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bubble

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verb bub·ble

Definition of bubble for Students

bubbled

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bubbling

  1. 1 :  to form or produce bubbles

  2. 2 :  to flow with a gurgle The brook bubbles over rocks.



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