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 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 Gravity-defying lightness struts its wondrous stuff in her abstract yet suggestively biomorphic pictures of suns (or sunflowers), planets (or soap bubbles), flora (or fauna), figures (or doodles), butterflies (or X-marks-the-spot gestures). David Pagel,, "Laurie Nye paints her way to Venus. You can join the ride," 16 May 2018 Young children can help you sort laundry, wash dishes (because playing with soap bubbles is FUN!), and even assist with meal preparation. Eva Dwight, USA TODAY, "How to reduce attention-seeking behaviors from your kids," 15 May 2018 Others, like Julia Manhire, stepped a little closer and giggled as Askew smiled, then enclosed her from head to shoulder inside a soap bubble. Kenneth K. Lam,, "The fleeting art of the bubble," 6 Apr. 2018 For more info: PASSAGE: TBD SCIENCE: Bubbles There is something magical about soap bubbles - floating, fleeting, iridescent orbs that defy gravity, and whose beauty masks their complexity. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (Jan. 28)," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of soap bubble

1639, in the meaning defined above

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