Translation of "hollow" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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hollowadjective

uk /ˈhɒl.əʊ/ us /ˈhɑː.loʊ/

hollow adjective (EMPTY)

C2 having a hole or empty space inside

空的,空心的
a hollow tube 空心管子
Hollow blocks are used because they are lighter. 使用空心砖是因为它们更轻。
a hollow log 空心的原木
hollow cheeks/eyes

If you have hollow cheeks or eyes, your cheeks curve in or your eyes look deep in your head because you are old, tired, or ill.

凹陷的面颊/眼窝

More examples

  • The hollow glass tank contains hot mercury vapour.
  • The hollow chocolate egg held a diamond ring.
  • If you tap on the wall, you can hear it is hollow behind.

hollow adjective (NOT SINCERE)

C2 (of situations, feelings, or words) without value, or not true or sincere

(局面、情感或言语)无价值的,空洞的,虚伪的
It was something of a hollow victory - she won the case but lost all her savings in legal fees. 这是一个毫无价值的胜利——她赢得了诉讼,却也把所有的积蓄都花在了诉讼费上面。
Even sex had become a hollow pleasure. 甚至连性都变得无聊起来,失去了原有的乐趣。
Will their good intentions become realities or are they just hollow promises? 他们的美好愿望会变成现实吗?或者只是空口诺言?

hollow adjective (SOUND)

(of sound) as if made by hitting an empty container

(声音)空洞的,低沉的
a hollow sound 低沉的声音
This tree trunk sounds hollow. 这棵树的树干敲起来声音发空。

hollownoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhɒl.əʊ/ us /ˈhɑː.loʊ/

a hole or empty space in something, or a low area in a surface

坑;洞
The dog found a hollow in the ground to hide in from the wind. 那条狗在地上发现了一个可以钻进去避风的洞。

US a valley

山谷
We used to go for long walks in the hollow. 我们过去常去山谷里远足。
Sleepy Hollow 睡谷

(Translation of “hollow” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)