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adjective empty pronunciation in American English /ˈempti/
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  1. 1
    containing nothing
    an empty jar
    His pockets were empty.
    an empty space: There were no empty spaces in the parking lot.
    1. a.
      containing no people
      an empty room
      stand empty: Emma’s apartment stood empty for six months.
    2. b.
      containing very few people or things
      The beach was really empty.
      empty of: the early morning, when the streets are empty of traffic
  2. 2
    lacking emotion, interest, or purpose
    Her life felt empty and meaningless.
    a voice totally empty of expression


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