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soap bubble

noun

  1. a bubble of soapsuds.
  2. something that lacks substance or permanence.


soap bubble

noun

  1. a bubble formed from soapy water
  2. something that is ephemeral but attractive


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Word History and Origins

Origin of soap bubble1

First recorded in 1805–15

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Example Sentences

A cell has a fluid outer membrane—like a double-layered soap bubble—that can pinch off into a separate, smaller bubble that wraps around cellular chemicals.

Or turn from the gray officials to the purple citizens of the soap bubble commonwealth of socialism.

He could destroy all of this happiness as easily as one can destroy a beautiful soap-bubble that a child has created from nothing.

So Margaret spoke, and then she sighed, remembering the reason why she should not attend soap-bubble parties.

It is as if I blew a soap-bubble, all iridescent, and you said you would come to look at it in ten minutes.

Some may think this extravagant praise for a little story which, after all (they will say), is flimsy as a soap bubble.

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