soap bubble


Definition of soap bubble

: 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 For me, over the years, love had become an elusive soap bubble floating out of reach. Ron Winters, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 Hers is the perpetual response of the rococo to the neoclassical, of Fragonard to David, of leaping frivolity to restraining solemnity, of the soap bubble to the boulder. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2022 Shinjuku Awawa is a giant soap bubble that reminds citizens to wash their hands properly. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 May 2021 The splendid Chardin is the kind of first-tier painting that firmly established the symbolic soap bubble that Baker’s impassive American painting later relied on, albeit with far less inventive skill. Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2021 Few of us have not paused at one time or another to marvel at the beauty of a soap bubble. John Matson, Scientific American, 9 May 2013 In the image above, this plant is being pollinated by a soap bubble that carries pollen. Keith Ladzinski, National Geographic, 18 Nov. 2020 Theatre is ephemeral, but the idea of Broadway—a $1.8-billion industry and a major part of the city’s (and the country’s) artistic lifeblood—disappearing like a soap bubble was hard to fathom. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 24 Aug. 2020 Like the florid feathers of a male peacock or the shimmer of a soap bubble, these structures are iridescent, shining with different hues depending on the angle they’re viewed from. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of soap bubble

1639, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 Jun 2022

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“Soap bubble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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