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English definition of “ring/sound hollow”

ring/sound hollow

C2 If something someone says rings hollow, it does not sound true or sincere.Affected and insincere
(Definition of ring/sound hollow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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