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bubblenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbʌb·əl/
a ball of air in a liquid or on its surface, or in the air: When water begins to boil, small bubbles form around the edge of the pot.

bubbleverb [I]

 us   /ˈbʌb·əl/
to produce bubbles: The water in the pot began to bubble. fig. We were bubbling with excitement as we watched the Olympic flame being lit.
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Translations of “bubble”
in Arabic فُقّاعة…
in Korean 거품…
in Malaysian buih…
in French bulle…
in Turkish hava kabarcığı…
in Italian bolla, bollicina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣泡, 泡, 泡沫…
in Russian пузырь…
in Polish bańka…
in Vietnamese bong bóng…
in Spanish burbuja…
in Portuguese bolha…
in Thai ฟอง…
in German die Blase…
in Catalan bombolla…
in Japanese 泡, 気泡…
in Indonesian gelembung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气泡, 泡, 泡沫…
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