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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bubble, especially a large one, formed from soapy water.
  • n. Something beautiful but transient or illusory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A very thin film of soap water that forms a sphere with an iridescent surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a hollow iridescent globe, formed by blowing a film of soap suds from a pipe; figuratively, something attractive, but extremely unsubstantial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bubble formed from soapy water; especially, a thin spherical film of soap-suds inflated by blowing through a pipe, and forming a hollow globe which has often beautiful iridescent colors playing over the surface.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bubble formed by a thin soap film

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