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Bubble vs. Fizzle — What's the Difference?

Bubble vs. Fizzle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bubble and Fizzle

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Bubble

A thin, usually spherical or hemispherical film of liquid filled with air or gas
A soap bubble.
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Fizzle

To make a hissing or sputtering sound.
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Bubble

A globular body of air or gas formed within a liquid
Air bubbles rising to the surface.
May 20, 2022

Fizzle

(Informal) To fail or end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning.
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Bubble

A pocket formed in a solid by air or gas that is trapped, as during cooling or hardening.
May 20, 2022
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Fizzle

A failure.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

The sound made by the forming and bursting of bubbles.
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Fizzle

To sputter or hiss.
The soda fizzled for several minutes after it was poured.
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Bubble

Something insubstantial, groundless, or ephemeral, especially a fantastic or impracticable idea or belief
Didn't want to burst the new volunteers' bubble.
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Fizzle

To decay or die off to nothing; to burn out; to end less successfully than previously hoped.
The entire project fizzled after the founder quit.
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Bubble

Something light or effervescent
"Macon—though terribly distressed—had to fight down a bubble of laughter" (Anne Tyler).
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Fizzle

To fail to generate the expected yield when exploded during testing.
The shot fizzled, generating only 200 tons rather than the 30 kilotons they were aiming for.
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Bubble

A usually transparent glass or plastic dome.
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Fizzle

A spluttering or hissing sound.
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Bubble

A protective, often isolating envelope or cover
"The Secret Service will talk of tightening protection, but no President wants to live in a bubble" (Anthony Lewis).
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Fizzle

(military) Failure of an exploding nuclear bomb to meet its expected yield during testing.
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Bubble

A usually oval outline, as on a ballot or a standardized test form, intended to be filled in using a pencil or pen.
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Fizzle

An abortive effort; a flop or dud.
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Bubble

A rounded or irregularly shaped outline, as in a cartoon or other drawing, containing a character's speech or thoughts, as represented by words or pictures.
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Fizzle

A state of agitation or worry.
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Bubble

(Economics) An increase in the price of a commodity, investment, or market that is not warranted by economic fundamentals and is usually caused by ongoing investment or speculation in the expectation that the price will increase further.
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Fizzle

To make a hissing sound.
It is the easiest thing, sir, to be done,As plain as fizzling.
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Bubble

To form or give off bubbles
Soup bubbling on the stove.
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Fizzle

To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking, especially after a good start; to achieve nothing.
A four-day rally in stocks fizzled yesterday amid renewed fears that strong economic growth may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

To move or flow with a gurgling sound
A brook bubbling along its course.
May 20, 2022

Fizzle

A failure or abortive effort; a fiasco.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

To rise to the surface
Gas bubbled up through the swamp water.
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Fizzle

End weakly;
The music just petered out--there was no proper ending
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Bubble

To become active or intense enough to come into prominence
"Since then, the revolution has bubbled up again in many forms" (Jonathan Schell).
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Bubble

To display irrepressible activity or emotion
The kids were bubbling over with excitement.
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Bubble

Capable of being categorized in one class or another; borderline
Coaches evaluating bubble players to see which ones might play at a higher level.
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Bubble

A spherically contained volume of air or other gas, especially one made from soapy liquid.
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Bubble

A small spherical cavity in a solid material.
Bubbles in window glass, or in a lens
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Bubble

(by extension) Anything resembling a hollow sphere.
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Bubble

(figurative) Anything lacking firmness or solidity; a cheat or fraud; an empty project.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

(economics) A period of intense speculation in a market, causing prices to rise quickly to irrational levels as the metaphorical bubble expands, and then fall even more quickly as the bubble bursts.
Real estate bubble
Dot-com bubble
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Bubble

(figurative) The emotional and/or physical atmosphere in which the subject is immersed.
Filter bubble
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Bubble

An officer's station in a prison dormitory, affording views on all sides.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

(obsolete) Someone who has been ‘bubbled’ or fooled; a dupe.
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Bubble

A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

The globule of air in the chamber of a spirit level.
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Bubble

(Cockney rhyming slang) A laugh.
Are you having a bubble?!
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Bubble

(Cockney rhyming slang) A Greek.
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Bubble

Any of the small magnetized areas that make up bubble memory.
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Bubble

(poker) The point in a poker tournament when the last player without a prize loses all their chips and leaves the game, leaving only players that are going to win prizes. (e.g., if the last remaining 9 players win prizes, then the point when the 10th player leaves the tournament)
Many players tend to play timidly (not play many hands) around the bubble, to keep their chips and last longer in the game.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

A group of people who are in quarantine together.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

A bulb or lamp; the part of a lighting assembly that actually produces the light.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

(intransitive) To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such as in foods cooking or liquids boiling).
The laminate is bubbling.
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Bubble

To churn or foment, as if wishing to rise to the surface.
Rage bubbled inside him.
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Bubble

To rise through a medium or system, similar to the way that bubbles rise in liquid.
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Bubble

To cheat, delude.
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Bubble

To cry, weep.
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Bubble

(transitive) To pat a baby on the back so as to cause it to belch.
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Bubble

(transitive) To cause to feel as if bubbling or churning.
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Bubble

(transitive) To express in a bubbly or lively manner.
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Bubble

(transitive) To form into a protruding round shape.
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Bubble

(transitive) To cover with bubbles.
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Bubble

(transitive) To bubble in; to mark a response on a form by filling in a circular area (‘bubble’).
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Bubble

(intransitive) To join together in a support bubble
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Bubble

A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.
Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow,Like bubbles in a late disturbed stream.
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Bubble

A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aërated waters.
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Bubble

A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.
May 20, 2022

Bubble

The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.
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Bubble

Anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation; as, the South Sea bubble.
Then a soldier . . . Seeking the bubble reputationEven in the cannon's mouth.
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Bubble

A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.
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Bubble

To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.
The milk that bubbled in the pail.
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Bubble

To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.
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Bubble

To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.
At mine earBubbled the nightingale and heeded not.
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Bubble

A hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
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Bubble

A speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control;
His proposal was nothing but a house of cards
A real estate bubble
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Bubble

An impracticable and illusory idea;
He didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble
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Bubble

A dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
May 20, 2022

Bubble

Form, produce, or emit bubbles;
The soup was bubbling
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Bubble

Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise;
Babbling brooks
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Bubble

Expel gas from the stomach;
In China it is polite to burp at the table
May 20, 2022

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