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adjective hollow pronunciation in British English /ˈhɒləʊ/
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  1. 1
    empty inside
    The tree trunk was completely hollow.
    hollow chocolate eggs
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  2. 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.



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