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Adjective

hollow (comparative er, superlative more)

Positive
hollow

Comparative
er

Superlative
more

  1. (of something solid) Having an empty space or cavity inside.
  2. (of a sound) Distant, eerie; echoing, reverberating, as if in a hollow space; dull, muffled; often low-pitched.
    a hollow moan
  3. (figuratively) Without substance; having no real or significant worth; meaningless.
    a hollow victory
  4. (figuratively) Insincere, devoid of validity; specious.
    a hollow promise

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Noun

Singular
hollow

Plural
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hollow ({{{1}}})
  1. A small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Rockies"
  2. A sunken area in something solid.
  3. (US) A sunken area, the equivalent to a copse in British English.
  4. (figuratively) A feeling of emptiness.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to hollow

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hollow (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to make a hole in something; to excavate (transitive)

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