Complete Definition of "hollow"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-hollow.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉlÉÊ|-ÉlÉÊ

Adjective
en-adj|hollower or more hollow|hollowest or most hollow

  1. Of something solid, having an empty space inside.
  2. Of a sound, low-pitched, and maybe scary.

#:a hollow moan

  1. figuratively Without substance, dishonest.

#:a hollow promise

Alternative spellings
hallow

Translations
trans-top|having an empty space inside

Czech: dutý m
Dutch: hol
Finnish: ontto
French: vide#French|vide m and f, creux
German: hohl
Italian: vuoto m, vuota f
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Japanese: ãã¼ãã  (kubonda)
Norwegian:
*Bokmål: hul, innhul
*Nynorsk: hol, innhol
Spanish: hueco m, ahuecado m, hundido m
Portuguese: vazio m, oco m
Swedish: Ihålig
Telugu: à°¬à±à°²à± (bOlu), à°¡à±à°²à±à°² (Dolla)
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trans-top|low-pitched
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Japanese: ããã£ã (komotta)
Norwegian:
*Bokmål: dyp, hul
*Nynorsk: djup, hol
Spanish: resonante m, sordo m
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trans-top|without substance
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Dutch: leeg
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Japanese 空è㪠(kÅ«kyo-na), ä¸èª å®ãª (fuseijitsu-na)
Norwegian:
*Bokmål: hul
*Nynorsk: hol
Spanish: hueco m, falso m
Telugu: à°¶à±à°·à±à° (Sushka), à°¡à±à°²à±à°² (Dolla)
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Noun
en-noun

  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

trans-top|sunken area
Italian: cavità f
trans-mid
Japanese: çªªå° (kubo-chi)
Norwegian:
*Bokmål: hull n, grop f
*Nynorsk: hòl n, grop f
Spanish: depresión m, hondonada m
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trans-top|feeling of emptiness
trans-mid
Japanese: ããªãã (munasÄ«), èè±æ (kyodatsukan)
Spanish: hueco m, vacío m
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Verb
en-verb

  1. to make a hole in something; to excavate transitive

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