Definition of hollowness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhɒləʊnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːloʊnəs//
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  1. 1the state of having a hole or empty space inside He felt the hollowness in his stomach spreading.
  2. 2the way somebody's face looks when their eyes, cheeks, etc. sink deeply into their face The hollowness and paleness had disappeared because she was healthy again.
  3. 3the quality of making a low sound like that made by an empty object when it is hit His voice is rich and deep, yet you can hear a slight hollowness.
  4. 4the quality of not being sincere This process has exposed the hollowness of international commitments at the UN.
  5. 5the quality of being without real value synonym emptiness (1) the hollowness of the victory