speech balloon(redirected from Comicbook balloon)
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speech balloonA graphic element taken from comic books that is widely used to convey messages in all forms of publications, including Web sites. The balloon is a bubble filled with text that points to a person or human-like object. Also called "speech bubbles," "voice bubbles," "word balloons" and "text balloons."
|If the text is meant to be silent, the bubble's pointer consists of smaller bubbles. Loud screams and shouts are exaggerated with jagged edges.|