hollow

英 ['hɒləʊ] 美 ['hɑlo]
  • adj. 空的;中空的,空腹的;凹的;虚伪的
  • n. 洞;山谷;窟窿
  • vt. 使成为空洞
  • vi. 形成空洞
  • adv. 彻底地;无用地
  • n. (Hollow)人名;(英)霍洛
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1. 区别:hollow、hallow: hollow中的字母o就像是一个中空的洞。
hollow 空洞的,虚伪的

来自古英语holh,空洞,洞,穴,词源同hole.引申词义空洞的,虚伪的。

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hollow: [12] Modern English hole comes from an Old English adjective meaning ‘hollow’, and by a coincidental swap hollow originated in an Old English word for ‘hole’ (the two are probably ultimately related). Old English holh meant ‘hollow place’, ‘hole’, or ‘cave’, and presumably came from the same source as produced Old English hol ‘hollow’. In the early Middle English period it began to be used as an adjective, its inflected form holge having become holwe, later holew or hollow.
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hollow (adj.)
c. 1200, from Old English holh (n.) "hollow place, hole," from Proto-Germanic *hul-, from PIE *kel- (2) "to cover, conceal" (see cell). The figurative sense of "insincere" is attested from 1520s. Related: Hollowly; hollowness. To carry it hollow "take it completely" is first recorded 1660s, of unknown origin or connection.
hollow (v.)
late 14c., holowen, from hollow (adj.). Related: Hollowed; hollowing.
hollow (n.)
"lowland, valley, basin," 1550s, probably a modern formation from hollow (adj.). Old English had holh (n.) "cave, den; internal cavity."
1. Bake some big red peppers and hollow them out.
将几个大红甜椒烤一烤,再把它们掏空。

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2. He looked young, dark and sharp-featured, with hollow cheeks.
他看起来很年轻,肤色黝黑,五官分明,双颊凹陷。

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3. The ersatz spontaneity of "Sunday Love" sounds especially hollow.
对《星期天的爱情》这首歌的即兴模仿听起来尤其空洞。

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4. Murray Pick's hollow laugh had no mirth in it.
默里·皮克的干笑里没有一点快乐。

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5. I made my home there, in the hollow of a dying elm.
我在一棵快要枯死的榆树的树洞里安了家。

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