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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having an empty space on the inside. Also: Shaped like a bowl.

Usage examples (39)
  • Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
  • hollow (or false) promises
  • hollow out a tree trunk
  • He built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: To "hallow" is to make holy. A "halo" is a circle of light around a religious figure. Something with a hole or void inside is "hollow".
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