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noun [countable] bubble pronunciation in American English /ˈbʌb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a ball of air or gas in a liquid

    Gas bubbles in any liquid tend to rise to the surface.

    Heat the milk until bubbles form around the edge of the pan.

    1. a.
      a ball of air or gas in a substance that has become solid

      Make sure there are no bubbles of air in the jam.

  2. 2
    a structure that is round like a bubble
  3. 3
    the circle around the words said by people in a cartoon
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the emergency light on top of some police cars

    In the past couple of years, the MSP’s “bubble” overhead light began to undergo a conversion to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to improve its energy efficiency.

    Submitted by Ramrath from Germany on 16/10/2014


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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