soap bubble

noun

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

Examples of soap bubble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any pretense of journalistic distance popped like a soap bubble. Anne Kniggendorf, Kansas City Star, 14 Apr. 2024 There will also be face painters and a soap bubble artist. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024 More recently, French physicists in 2016 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, 16 May 2023 Enlarge Mark Mawson Blowing soap bubbles, besides being a favorite pastime for children, also happens to be an art form and a subject of interest for physicists. Dhananjay Khadilkar, Ars Technica, 17 Jan. 2023 Thanks to notes of soap bubbles, rose, white musk, and coconut milk, the candle invites the lightness of spring to winter. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 12 Dec. 2023 As previously reported, the bright iridescent colors in butterfly wings, soap bubbles, opals, or beetle shells don't come from any pigment molecules but from how they are structured—naturally occurring photonic crystals. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 18 Sep. 2023 The hopes of the Vikings are as fleeting and ethereal as the snowflake-like soap bubbles that float down from the ceiling of the stadium before kickoff, giving the place a winter wonderland effect. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2023 This ability is most commonly seen within soap bubbles, which diffuse light in different directions across their varyingly thick surfaces to create kaleidoscopic patterns. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 27 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soap bubble was in 1639

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“Soap bubble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soap%20bubble. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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