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adjective     hollow pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    empty inside

    The tree trunk was completely hollow.

  2. 2
    a hollow sound is a low sound like something empty being hit
  3. 3
    hollow promises or threats are not sincere, or are about things that will not really happen

    The government’s election promises now seem increasingly hollow.

    1. a.
      with no real meaning

      a hollow display of friendship

      We had won, but it was a hollow victory.

  4. 4
    hollow eyes or cheeks seem to have sunk into your head, for example because you are tired, thin, or ill


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