- a thin sphere of liquid enclosing air or another gas.；an air- or gas-filled spherical cavity in a liquid or a solidified liquid such as glass or amber
- (of a liquid) contain bubbles of air or gas rising to the surface；make a bubbling sound
noun: bubble, plural noun: bubbles
- 1. a thin sphere of liquid enclosing air or another gas.
- ▪ an air- or gas-filled spherical cavity in a liquid or a solidified liquid such as glass or amber the white foamy part of a broken wave is largely made up of air bubbles 同義詞
- 2. used to refer to a good or fortunate situation that is isolated from reality or unlikely to last we both lived in a bubble, the kind provided by occupying a privileged pied-à-terre in Greenwich Village 同義詞
- ▪ used to refer to a significant, usually rapid, increase in asset prices that is soon followed by a collapse in prices and typically arises from speculation or enthusiasm rather than intrinsic increases in value the US economy squandered trillions as a result of the 1990s stock market bubble many companies enjoyed rapid expansion before the bubble burst
- 3. a transparent domed cover or enclosure piglets born into a sterile bubble
- ▪ a place or position that is protected from danger or unpleasant reality they are not on tour packages seeing foreign ports from a bubble
- 4. a marine mollusk that typically has a thin scroll-like shell.
- 1. (of a liquid) contain bubbles of air or gas rising to the surface a pot of soup bubbled away on the stove 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ make a bubbling sound close by, a stream bubbled along through reeds and rushes
- ▪ (of a person) be exuberantly filled with an irrepressible positive feeling Ellen was bubbling with such enthusiasm 同義詞
- ▪ (especially of a negative feeling) become more intense and approach the point of being vehemently expressed the fury bubbling up inside her