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hollow

adjective  /ˈhɑl·oʊ/ us  

hollow adjective (EMPTY)

having an empty space inside or on the surface of an object: a hollow tree His hollow cheeks and paleness made him look ill. If a sound is hollow, it sounds as if it were made by hitting an empty container: the low, hollow rumble of thunder

hollow adjective (WITHOUT VALUE)

(of situations, feelings, or words) lacking value; not true or sincere: a hollow victory hollow promises Their objections had a hollow ring (= did not seem sincere).

hollow

noun [C]  /ˈhɑl·oʊ/ us  

hollow noun [C] (EMPTY)

an empty space inside something; a hole A hollow is also a small valley: We hiked along Bear Hollow last weekend.
Translations of “hollow”
in Korean 빈…
in Arabic أجْوَف…
in French creux, caverneux…
in Turkish kovuk, oyuk, boş…
in Italian cavo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空的, 空的,空心的…
in Russian полый, пустой, бессмысленный…
in Polish pusty (w środku), wydrążony, pusty…
in Spanish hueco, cavernoso…
in Portuguese oco…
in German hohl…
in Catalan buit…
in Japanese 中が空洞の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空的, 空的,空心的…
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