soap bubble


Definition of soap bubble

: a hollow iridescent globe formed by blowing a film of soapsuds (as from a pipe)

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In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, soap bubbles fly as a boy rides a wave at Taito Beach located next to Tsurigasaki, a surfing venue at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Washington Post, "AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia," 25 July 2019 In the Blink of an Eye Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker captures the vulnerability of objects — fruit, seashells, plants, even a soap bubble — by presenting them as dreamy images., "Five things to do in and around Boston, July 8-14," 8 July 2014 Set in a washing machine (a first for me), Washing Monsters presents an apprehensive fellow in a suit who may be a monster himself and who is accompanied in the cycle by an actual monster or two and rising soap bubbles. Sanford Schwartz, The New York Review of Books, "Impossible Pictures," 18 Apr. 2019 Glossy black candlesticks by Aesa and shimmering Tom Dixon light fixtures suggest movement, as though they’ve just been blopped down on the table or, like soap bubbles, are wobbling through the air. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Some people feel a tenderness toward bulbous candles and planters. Why?," 21 Dec. 2018 In search of the perfect bubble Just two years ago, French physicists worked out a theoretical model for the exact mechanism for how soap bubbles form when jets of air hit a soapy film. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "There’s now an even more precise “recipe” for blowing the perfect bubble," 2 Sep. 2018 Powerful fans blow tiny soap bubbles into the audience by the thousands. Wonbo Woo, WIRED, "This Bubble Artisan Might Blow Up, But She Won't Go Pop," 12 June 2018 The cars are coming back up, slow like soap bubbles. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award Grand Prize winner: "Church of Pit" by Dustin Hyman," 2 June 2018 To honor and recognize children who have been taken from their parents, people blew soap bubbles, which floated away on the breeze. Jeff Gammage,, "Day of action: Philly demonstrators demand end to separating families at border," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of soap bubble

1639, in the meaning defined above

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