Bubble may refer to:

Physical bubbles

* Liquid bubble, a globule of one substance encased in another, usually air in a liquid
* Soap bubble, a bubble formed by soapy water
* Antibubble, a droplet of liquid surrounded by a thin film of gas

Arts and literature

* "Bubbles" (painting), a painting by Sir John Everett Millais
* Bubbles Yablonsky, the protagonist in a series of mystery novels
* Dome, an architectural element representing the upper half of a sphere
* Speech balloon or speech bubble, a graphic convention used primarily in comics and cartoons


* Stellar wind bubble, a large cavity in the interstellar medium created by a star's energy
* Superbubble, a large structure created by multiple supernovae
* Local Bubble, the cavity which contains the Solar System
* Bubble Nebula (NGC 6822), an emission nebula in Barnard's Galaxy
* NGC 7635 (also known as the Bubble Nebula), an emission nebula in the Milky Way galaxy


* Economic bubble, a situation where market prices are unsustainably high
** Dot-com bubble
** Real estate bubble
** Housing bubble
** Stock market bubble


* "The Bubble" (1966 film), a science fiction film
* "Bubble" (film), a 2006 improvised thriller directed by Stephen Soderbergh
* "The Bubble" (2006 film), an Israeli drama about a gay romance


* Bubble, a character in the TV series "Absolutely Fabulous"
* Bubbles, a character in the animated TV series "Jabberjaw"
* Bubbles, a character in the "The Powerpuff Girls"
* Bubbles ("Trailer Park Boys" character)
* Bubbles ("The Wire")
* Bubbles the Clown, a doll used in the BBC's Test Card F
* Bubbles DeVere, a character in the TV series "Little Britain"
*Bubbles (The Adventures of Little Carp), an anthropomorphic fish from The Adventures of Little Carp

Video games

* "Bubble Bobble"
* "Bubble Ghost"
* "Bubbles" (video game)
* The main character in the video game "Clu Clu Land"
* An enemy in the "Legend of Zelda" video game series

People and animals

* Bubble Eye, a variety of goldfish
* Bubbles (chimpanzee), a chimpanzee who lived with Michael Jackson
* Pamela Harmsworth, Viscountess Rothermere, an English socialite and actress
* William Milbourne James, the child model for the painting and soap advertisement "Bubbles"
* Beverly Sills, opera singer


* Bubble (computing), an error in program execution
* Bubbles (browser), an application platform and site-specific browser
* Bubbles (band), a Swedish girl group
* Bubble Act, an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain requiring all joint-stock companies to have a Royal Charter
* Bubble and squeak, a traditional English vegetable dish; usually based on mashed potatoes and "left over" vegetables
* Bubble chamber, a particle detector in physics
* Bubble Wrap, a packaging material
* Hi-Riser (automobile), a sedan customized by increasing the ground clearance and adding large-diameter wheels
* Westminster Bubble, a term used to describe isolation among United Kingdom government employees
* A symbol used in logic gate diagrams
* A term used in poker tournaments for the last finishing position before entering the payout structure

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