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1. hollow

noun. ['ˈhɑːloʊ'] a cavity or space in something.

Synonyms

  • cavity

Antonyms

  • highland
  • psychotic depression

Etymology

  • holow (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holw (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Hollow

  • garofalo
  • garafalo
  • pangallo
  • margalo
  • khumalo
  • gonzalo
  • carballo
  • arevalo
  • arebalo
  • vassallo
  • strollo
  • ruffalo
  • musalo
  • metallo
  • manalo
  • lovallo
  • figallo
  • depalo
  • cefalo
  • swallow
  • dzialo
  • carollo
  • apollo
  • zollo
  • wallow
  • wallo
  • solow
  • salo
  • rollo
  • pollo

Example sentences of the word hollow


1. Adjective
The Alseda is a floor pad made from braided banana leaves and set onto a hollow metal frame.

2. Noun, singular or mass
These usually ring hollow in customers’ ears because of their overuse.

Quotes containing the word hollow


1. One more time? For the audience?"he says. His voice isn't angry. It's hollow, which is worse. Already the boy with the bread is slipping away from me.I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go.
- Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

2. We are the hollow menWe are the stuffed menLeaning togetherHeadpiece filled with straw. Alas!Our dried voices, whenWe whisper togetherAre quiet and meaninglessAs wind in dry grassOr rats' feet over broken glassIn our dry cellarShape without form, shade without colour,Paralysed force, gesture without motion;- The Hollow Men
- T.S. Eliot, Poems: 1909-1925

3. Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

2. hollow-eyed

adjective. characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver.

Synonyms

  • sunken-eyed
  • thin
  • lean

Antonyms

  • endomorphic
  • mesomorphic
  • thick
  • wide

3. hollow-back

noun. an abnormal inward (forward) curvature of the vertebral column.

Synonyms

  • spinal curvature

4. hollow

adjective. ['ˈhɑːloʊ'] devoid of significance or point.

Synonyms

  • vacuous
  • meaningless
  • empty

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • repel
  • pull out
  • recede

Etymology

  • holow (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holw (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. hollow

adjective. ['ˈhɑːloʊ'] as if echoing in a hollow space.

Antonyms

  • straighten

Etymology

  • holow (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holw (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. hollow

noun. ['ˈhɑːloʊ'] a small valley between mountains.

Synonyms

  • valley
  • holler
  • dell
  • vale

Antonyms

  • thirsty
  • undrained
  • obstruct
  • obey

Etymology

  • holow (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holw (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. hollow

adjective. ['ˈhɑːloʊ'] not solid; having a space or gap or cavity.

Synonyms

  • cannular
  • fistulous
  • sunken
  • solidity
  • fistulate
  • deep-set
  • fistular
  • recessed
  • tubelike
  • tubular
  • empty
  • vasiform
  • tube-shaped

Antonyms

  • solid
  • hollowness
  • leave
  • victory

Etymology

  • holow (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holw (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. hollow

noun. ['ˈhɑːloʊ'] a depression hollowed out of solid matter.

Synonyms

  • hole
  • wormhole
  • depression
  • gopher hole
  • rabbit hole
  • burrow
  • tunnel
  • natural depression
  • cavity
  • kettle
  • pothole
  • chuckhole
  • kettle hole
  • rabbit burrow

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • abstain
  • emit
  • emptiness

Etymology

  • holow (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holw (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. hollow

verb. ['ˈhɑːloʊ'] remove the inner part or the core of.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • trench
  • drive
  • excavate
  • remove
  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • anticyclone
  • unexpansive
  • permeability
  • porosity

Etymology

  • holow (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holw (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. hollow

verb. ['ˈhɑːloʊ'] remove the interior of.

Synonyms

  • excavate
  • cavern out
  • scallop
  • hole
  • dig
  • hollow out
  • cave
  • scoop out
  • draw in
  • rout
  • gouge
  • suck in
  • empty
  • dig out
  • core out
  • cavern
  • scollop
  • undermine

Antonyms

  • neurotic depression
  • elation
  • high
  • euphoria

Etymology

  • holow (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holw (Middle English (1100-1500))
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