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English definition of “hollowly”


adverb (SOUND)    /ˈhɒl.əʊ.li/ US  /ˈhɑː.loʊ.li/
making a sound as if hitting an empty container: Her footsteps echoed hollowly in the quiet streets.Describing qualities of sound
(Definition of hollowly adverb (SOUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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