speech bubble

Main Entry:  speech bubble
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in cartooning, a rounded outline containing words; also called [dialogue balloon], speech balloon, word balloon
Example:  Speech bubbles began appearing in 18th century printed broadsides and political cartoons from the American Revolution often used them.
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