French translation of 'hollow'
1. (not solid)
[cheeks, eyes] creux/euse
a hollow space un creux
2. (= insincere) [promise, words, threat] en l’air ⧫ creux/euse
political parties giving hollow promises that it will all get better des partis politiques qui font des promesses en l’air comme quoi tout va aller mieux
a hollow victory une piètre victoire
4. [sound, noise] creux/euse
(gen) creux m
(in land) dépression f (de terrain) ⧫ cuvette f
Phrasal verbshollow out
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Example Sentences Including 'hollow'
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On family holidays he crept into caves and hollow trees and played with their slimy interiors.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
We held him tight by both arms, and we marched him home down the hill in a hollow square of five.The Treasure Seekers (1899)
At the heart of the technology is a single X-ray source split into multiple beams, each of which takes the form of a hollow cone.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In these circumstances the town can become a hollow and cynical place.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Its ability to survive lengthy periods between feeds was well suited to its original habitat: caves, rock crevices and hollow trees.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There has been something hollow in their refusal to defend their politics with any ideological vigour.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
In the warm hollow Lily lay still and her breathing grew low and regular.The House of Mirth (1905)
Much of the interior is hollow now, forming a chamber big enough for the entire England rugby team to squeeze inside.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Now it feels empty and hollow.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So the battle you win one day is a hollow victory the next.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
That may raise a hollow laugh right now.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
When they are done, the insides should be hollow.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
You should be left with a hollow shell.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This allowed him to grasp a string attached to the neck of a bottle secreted in a concealed hollow inside the bark.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Those that stay to breed here will summer on northern and western moors, nesting in old rabbit holes and other hollows.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Today all that is left of the house is a hollow shell.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Yet it has proven to be hollow laughter.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
This may prove to be a hollow threat but it is still explosive.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Some bones have a hollow cavity containing bone marrow in which new red blood cells are produced.Biology Basic Facts (1982)
They make a den in a hollow tree.Animals of the World (1993)
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'hollow' in Other Languages
British English: hollow /ˈhɒləʊ/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is hollow has a hole or space inside it.
...a hollow tree.
- American English: hollow
- Arabic: أَجْوَف
- Brazilian Portuguese: oco
- Chinese: 空心的
- Croatian: šupalj
- Czech: dutý
- Danish: hul
- Dutch: hol
- European Spanish: hueco cavidad
- Finnish: ontto
- French: creux
- German: hohl
- Greek: κούφιος
- Italian: cavo
- Japanese: 空洞の
- Korean: 속이 빈
- Norwegian: hul
- Polish: pusty
- European Portuguese: oco
- Romanian: gol
- Russian: полый
- Spanish: hueco estar vacío
- Swedish: ihålig
- Thai: เป็นโพรง
- Turkish: oyuk
- Ukrainian: порожній
- Vietnamese: trống rỗng
British English: hollow VERB
If something is hollowed, its surface is made to curve inwards or downwards.
The mule's back was hollowed by the weight of its burden.
Translation of hollow from the Collins English to French Dictionary