how to pronounce hollow

/ˈhɑːloʊ/

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hollow is pronounced in two syllables

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hɑːloʊ

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An example use of hollow in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and how incredibly sad and hollow he …”

meanings of hollow

adjective:

  1. Concave; gaunt; sunken.
  2. Having an empty space or cavity inside.
  3. Pertaining to hollow body position.
  4. Distant, eerie; echoing, reverberating, as if in a hollow space; dull, muffled; often low-pitched.
  5. Without substance; having no real or significant worth; meaningless.
  6. Insincere, devoid of validity; specious.

noun:

  1. A feeling of emptiness.
  2. A sunken area.
  3. A sunken area or unfilled space in something solid; a cavity, natural or artificial.
  4. A small valley between mountains.

verb:

  1. To make a hole in something; to excavate.
  2. To call or urge by shouting; to hollo.

adverb:

  1. Completely, as part of the phrase beat hollow or beat all hollow.

interjection:

  1. Alternative form of hollo.

words that rhyme with hollow

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