• WordNet 3.6
    • adj bubbly full of or showing high spirits "bright bubbly children","a bubbly personality"
    • adj bubbly emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation "bubbling champagne","foamy (or frothy) beer"
    • n bubbly a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since
    • a Bubbly Abounding in bubbles; bubbling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The reason why bubbles are round is because this is the most efficient shape that the soap film can take for the amount of air trapped inside
    • bubbly Full of bubbles: as, “bubbly spume,”
    • bubbly Snotty: as, the bairn has a bubbly nose.
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  • Marcus Aurelius
    “Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”
  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    “Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.”
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    “Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Dodging duty at the double, leaving work alone.”
  • Buddha
    “This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The brain that bubbles with phrases has hard work to collect its thoughts.”


Burst your bubble - If you correct someone's ignorant or delusional belief, you burst their bubble. (Bust someone's bubble is also used.)


In literature:

Their song, that used to be so sprightly, was now subdued and mournful, and all their gay and bubbling hilarity was gone.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
And strings of pearls constituted its ripples, and various excellent ornaments, its bubbles.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
And thirdly, seem'd yet more sensibly confirm'd by the multitude of bubbles in the last Experiment.
"Micrographia" by Robert Hooke
The bubble burst, even before it was fully inflated, and the business prosperity of Bombay collapsed.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
She bubbled over with the sheer joy of living, until the very sight of her gladdened one.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
Agitation against the sane measures embodied in the Rowlatt Bills was already astir, like bubbles round a pot before it boils.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Yes, madness was in his eyes; it bubbled and frothed in his veins, burned and cracked his lips.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Bubble's what they call me; 'nless it's Bub.
"Queen Hildegarde" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Close beside her a little spring bubbled from the blank wall of the mountain.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
You're bubbling over with it, longing to tell me, and afraid I'll laugh at you.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston

In poetry:

Sparkling as a son of Phoebus,
As the fiery source of light,
From the vat it bubbling springeth,
Purple, and as crystal bright;
"Punch Song (To be sung in the Northern Countries)" by Friedrich von Schiller
As her look the dream troubles
Of her tearful-eyed lover,
So our sails in the bubbles
Are mirrored, and hover
"Song On The Water." by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Loud he laugh'd--the father sprang
From the Spartan's iron mail!
Late--the bubbling death-cry rang
On the hot pulse of the gale!
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Where the purple violet grows,
Where the bubbling water flows,
Where the grass is fresh and fine,
Pretty cow, go there and dine.
"Pretty Cow" by Jane Taylor
Then, to my FELLOW-CONSULS, next,
I leave their titled bubble—
To TALLEYRAND, this wholesome text,
"A man is born to trouble!"
"Buonaparte's Will" by Thomas Stott
I fly. Decked forms and landscape bare,
Enticements robbed of every spell,
Frivolities no longer fair,
Ye bubbles all, farewell!
"Free" by Alfred Austin

In news:

VANG VIENG, Laos— With a ring of opium grease starting to bubble around the pinhole on the end of his pipe, the emaciated old man reclining on a pile of dirty white pillows nods slightly to signal the liquid will soon vaporize.
When these impulses interact with Emmi- dent 's own toothpaste, they cause millions of infinitesimal "nano-bubbles" to form and then collapse.
To the bacteria in your mouth, this mass bubble implosion is cataclysmic.
French company Novacel, with US operations in Palmer, MA, has developed a recyclable protective film guaranteed to not bubble or peel off during laser cutting—it's deal for use on stainless steel to prevent discoloration .
Donk , Box & Bubble Is Back.
This evening is positively bubbly with beer potential, with tastings and deals at three distinctly different South Philadelphia venues.
A bubble erupted from the column with a violent pop.
Glue the cut-to-size paper rectangle to the bottom of the drawer by pressing it along the center and out toward the corners to eliminate bubbles or wrinkling.
Children can expect to run through sprinklers, blow bubbles and get doused with water by an Eastside Fire & Rescue fire truck.
A Bubble Borne on Inflation.
FVSU happy to fall on right side of the bubble.
The spiraling rise of component costs in higher education is helping to inflate the higher-education bubble.
Captiva Cruises will host a special sunset and cocktail cruise featuring Katie Gardenia , original owner of the world famous Bubble Room restaurant in the heart of Captiva Island.
Gazillion Bubble Show with Fan Yang at The Centre for performing art.
The Oct 8 performance of the Gazillion Bubble Show at Proctors in Schenectady has been cancelled by the event's producers.

In science:

Fig. 3.— The left column shows the scaled bubble radius as a function of bubble location.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
However, a large fraction of our bubbles are considered “ghost bubbles” and seem to be no longer directly attached to the jet or associated with young radio emission.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
The Multi-Cavity System Hydra A Understanding the evolution of bubble sizes in a large sample of clusters gets complicated by the fact that the sample is a combination of a wide variety of cluster properties. A much cleaner approach is to look at the evolution of bubbles in a single system.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Based on the reasonable assumption that AGN produce at least similar, if not identical bubbles over time, we can then use these individual bubbles to infer the size evolution of a rising bubble over a range of distances.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
This would also explain why the inferred current (or energy injection rate) for the outermost bubble pair is slightly larger than for the two inner bubble sets.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies