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hol·low

 (hŏl′ō)
adj. hol·low·er, hol·low·est
1. Having a cavity, gap, or space within: a hollow wall.
2. Deeply indented or concave; sunken: "His bearded face already has a set, hollow look" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
3. Without substance or character: a hollow person. See Synonyms at vain.
4. Devoid of truth or validity; specious: "Theirs is at best a hollow form of flattery" (Annalyn Swan).
5. Having a reverberating, sepulchral sound: hollow footsteps.
n.
1. A cavity, gap, or space: a hollow behind a wall.
2. An indented or concave surface or area.
3. A void; an emptiness: a hollow in one's life.
4. A small valley between hills or mountains.
v. hol·lowed, hol·low·ing, hol·lows
v.tr.
1. To make hollow: hollow out a pumpkin.
2. To scoop or form by making concave: hollow out a nest in the sand.
v.intr.
To become hollow or empty.

[Middle English holwe, holowe, from holgh, hole, burrow (influenced by hole, hollow), from Old English holh; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

hol′low·ly adv.
hol′low·ness n.
Translations

hollowly

[ˈhɒləʊlɪ] ADV she laughed hollowlysoltó una risa que sonaba a falsa

hollowly

advhohl; laugh alsogequält; say alsomit hohler Stimme; sound, echohohl, dumpf
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This done, pole, iron, and rope --like the Three Fates --remained inseparable, and Ahab moodily stalked away with the weapon; the sound of his ivory leg, and the sound of the hickory pole, both hollowly ringing along every plank.
The sea was roaring hollowly in the distance, the fields were bare and sere, scarfed with golden rod, the brook valley below Green Gables overflowed with asters of ethereal purple, and the Lake of Shining Waters was blue -- blue -- blue; not the changeful blue of spring, nor the pale azure of summer, but a clear, steadfast, serene blue, as if the water were past all moods and tenses of emotion and had settled down to a tranquility unbroken by fickle dreams.
Macfarlane made some ill-favoured jest about the farmer's wife, but it came hollowly from his lips, and was allowed to drop in silence.
The old house, with its great stone staircase, echoed hollowly to the sound of typewriters and of errand-boys from ten to six.
The liner cheers hollowly above us, and we see the passengers' faces at the saloon colloid.
On Iran, for example, G7 leaders could agree only that they "fully share two objectives: to ensure that Iran never acquires nuclear weapons and to foster peace and stability in the region." On Hong Kong, they reaffirmed "the existence and importance of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 on Hong Kong" and called hollowly "for violence to be avoided." On Ukraine, France and Germany promised to organise a summit "to achieve tangible results." To be sure, some positive steps were taken in Biarritz.
On Iran, for example, G-7 leaders could agree only that they "fully share two objectives: to ensure that Iran never acquires nuclear weapons and to foster peace and stability in the region." On Hong Kong, they reaffirmed "the existence and importance of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 on Hong Kong" and called hollowly "for violence to be avoided." On Ukraine, France and Germany promised to organize a summit "to achieve tangible results."
Those automated voice responses with their hollowly perky attempts to sound human while enumerating a confusing menu of numerical choices, make us mistrust them even more.
This line echoes hollowly through Ichiro's mind, not unlike how the African American man's steps echoed as he left the church in the previous scenes.
Yet while "Bohemian Rhapsody" is hollowly formulaic, it's filled, often fantastically, by Malek's sinuous, fully inhabited performance as the Queen frontman.
It clacked against the trunk like an adolescent antler and echoed hollowly off bristling needles.
(47) And in Jarman's Jubilee, the punk historian Amyl Nitrate sits among the ruins with a Winston Churchill mug that will soon be broken, and hollowly echoes the lighthearted togetherness of the post-war consensus in the new warlike condition--'Life in England these days is inflationary, but we're carrying on regardless'.