Translation of hollow in Spanish:

hollow

hueco, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈhɑloʊ//ˈhɒləʊ/

adjective

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (tooth/tree/wall) hueco
      I feel a bit hollow tengo el estómago vacío
      • The cochlea is a coiled, hollow tube inside the inner ear that enables us to hear.
      • The surveys concluded that the tree's trunk was essentially hollow and there were large areas of deadwood within its crown.
      • I hadn't had breakfast, and my stomach felt hollow.
      • Newspapers, overdue bills, grocery lists, and scraps paper filled the hollow space.
      • Yamasaki used another method, which essentially made the building a hollow steel tube.
      • So why was she feeling so hollow inside right now?
      • A broken bone with a hollow space inside indicated that the creature was a carnivore, but yielded few other clues.
      • Female Bornean tree hole frogs lay their eggs in the rotting holes of hollow tree stumps so that offspring can grow in a pool of water.
      • Only the grimy streets and the hollow shell of his mother's home remain.
      • Chelsea's stomach felt hollow, as if she hadn't just eaten a half hour ago.
      • Nick handed both men long rounded metal blades, hollow inside, attached to intricately carved handles.
      • The framework is basically a hollow cylinder of collagenous connective tissue, the skin.
      • Several large edible crabs have burrowed under the mast and others live inside the hollow structure.
      • He could barely see them, as they were tucked away inside of a giant hollow tree.
      • Typically the bread puffs up in baking leaving it hollow inside like an empty pocket, making it particularly suitable for stuffing to form a sandwich.
      • The inside was black and hollow, making it look like an empty tube.
      • Blood vessels are essentially hollow tubes that carry blood to the organs and tissues throughout your body.
      • Nests are located inside high, hollow branches, well outside the range of land-bound predators.
      • Here, the railing separates from the wall creating a hollow space with ample daylight filtering in through a skylight directly above.
      • A record £16 million worth of hash was found inside elaborately designed hollow doorframes.

    • 1.2

      (sound) hueco
      (voice) apagado
      (voice) ahogado
      • Bake until biscuits are golden on top and bottom and sound hollow when tapped, about 10 minutes.
      • You should hear a hollow sound when the melon is thumped.
      • The cold, hollow sounds of their steps echoing behind them made the little hairs on the back of his neck rise.
      • A sound that is close to this is the hollow sound of a tuning fork.
      • It hit a tree with a hollow clunk and bounced back to land at his feet.
      • I heard a small hollow thud from behind me and a little laugh.
      • The sound is hollow and muffled throughout the film, and the bass has been cranked up to make up for the overall lack of punch.
      • The large wooden doors closed behind him automatically with a hollow boom, not unlike the sound of a tomb being shut.
      • Apparently, there was a struggle going on; some muffled yelps were heard, and a few hollow thuds resounded in the now ominous silence.
      • The sound is hollow and tinny, and the dialogue is often quite difficult to understand.
      • It makes a dry rustling sound, and a hollow echo as the cans and harder litter roll away across the dirty tiles.
      • Far above us, the grey clouds got sick of threatening and decided to act, and a hollow boom of thunder sounded.
      • She turned as she heard hollow footsteps echo through the temple, and saw James approaching her door.
      • The terrible music alternates between sounding hollow, tinny, and shrill.
      • A few more hollow noises that sounded like metal on metal made him certain.
      • She remembered the dark, cold cavern and the hollow echoes of her footsteps as she walked into its darkness.
      • Without warning, a massive, hollow boom resounded from the ridges up near the front lines.
      • Hand claps, body slaps, foot stomps, and the hollow sounds of the boxes being hit built into complex and satisfying rhythmic structures.
      • I dropped the pole and it clattered to the pier with a hollow thunk.
      • The final curtain closed on the valedictory sound effect off-stage - the hollow thud of an axe chopping down the cherry trees in the lost orchard.
      • But all that came forth was the hollow click of an empty gun.

    • 1.3

      (eyes/cheeks) hundido
      • She looks as though she neither ate nor slept during the entire shoot, with her dark-circled eyes, gaunt frame, and hollow cheeks.
      • She is skeletally thin, with hollow, cadaverous eyes and cheeks.
      • His sunken chest, stooped shoulders, and hollow eyes lend him the appearance of a man twice his age.
      • My cheeks were hollow, my eyes had sunk into my face and my skin was terrible.
      • Facial wasting, a condition identified by sunken cheeks, hollow eyes and temples is caused by a loss of fat tissue under the skin.
      • His angular face, with its long, sloping, jaw line, narrow chin and hollow cheeks, suggests the fragility of china.
      • They are generally in blue, green, white or occasionally amethyst glass, and are often cut with shallow, concave hollow diamonds.
      • He was very handsome, except for the pale skin that was turning brown and the sunken cheeks and other visible hollow or gaunt areas.
      • Her cheeks were sunken and hollow, her body almost frail-looking, her hair limp and sticking to her face.
      • In a single day his stubbly cheeks had begun to look hollow, and the muscles of his shoulders and legs stood out in dehydrated splendor.
      • They had hollow eyes and sunken cheeks, and they wailed horribly in the darkness.
      • Then images of children with bloated bellies, hollow cheeks, and heavy-lidded eyes will begin to go around the world.
      • His cheeks were slightly more hollow compared to the last time she had saw him, and his hair was longer.
      • He's skinny and angular, with a hollow face, jaundiced skin, sunken black eyes and a flaxen mop.
      • If the cows are under fed or fed an imbalance ration then they will look hollow, with a triangular appearance at this point.
      • She was much thinner, her cheeks beginning to look hollow.
      • His face is hollow, his eyes sunken, he can barely lift his head from the bed.
      • Covered in dirt, blood, scruffy from several days worth of beard, eyes sunken and hollow; he looked like a different man.
      • The driver was 18 to 19 years old, 5ft 6ins tall, hairy with a slim build, dark eyes, a gaunt face and hollow cheeks.
      • When you're about 60, the penalty for remaining rockstar-thin is a cadaverous face and hollow cheeks.

  • 2

    • 2.1

      (success/triumph) vacío
      • A deeper read, however, suggests something more complicated, a pattern of embarrassing defeats and hollow victories.
      • Everything becomes absurd and dull at the same time, and the film appears both amusing and hollow.
      • Such excuses sound pretty hollow right now, even to me.
      • Fielding women candidates can be a hollow victory if they are not resourced to campaign effectively and confidently.
      • Albion scored a second to virtual silence, for it seemed a hollow victory.
      • But even if you happen to be the big winner, your victory may prove hollow.
      • For me it's just a hollow form of words, with no real content, much like ‘Have a nice day’.
      • Were we to have lost, we would have to start out again next January and what I would have to say to the lads would be a bit hollow - given that I am saying it for the last three years in a row.
      • If Colin wins his case, I feel it will be a hollow victory for him, whether or not he realizes this now.
      • Hey, a hollow victory is better than no victory at all, right?
      • Parents fighting the closure of their children's junior school won a hollow victory at London's Appeal Court last night.
      • At these, it is remarkably effective, but the whole business feels rather hollow.
      • There is a call for peaceful direct action that could leave the hardliners with a certain but hollow victory when the election results come in.
      • The victory in certain lights does seem indeed to be a hollow miracle.
      • Does not the claim of the government which claims to promote travel and tourism appear hollow to you?
      • The game had to be played to prevent further riots, but the Juventus victory was hollow.
      • She got a standing ovation at the end, but it all must have felt pretty hollow.
      • She went to far and my threat to kill her wasn't hollow, I just needed a way and Erik was the solution to this problem.
      • Even when I don't think about it, I feel so hollow and worthless.
      • Geoffrey, bless his heart, is over the top as Harry; his part in the film is unclear and a little hollow.
      • No wonder efforts during the past two years to change how public companies operate seem so hollow.

    • 2.2

      (person) vacío
      (person) vacuo
      (threats/promises) vano
      (threats/promises) falso
      (words) hueco
      (words) vacío
      she gave a hollow laugh soltó una risa sardónica
      • A fervent protester since her early college days, this is a woman who believes in action and follow-through rather than hollow promises made on election campaigns.
      • "You're lying, " she replies, breaking into a hollow laugh.
      • The promise of new jobs rings somewhat hollow to a community with an unemployment rate well below the national average.
      • The England captain did his best to look on the bright side, which was understandable but felt rather hollow.
      • Is Williams's redemption complete and sincere, or is it just a hollow promise?
      • A click sounded, and a hollow laughter echoed through the room she was in.
      • Are those words ringing a little hollow for you?
      • So any promises of anonymity ring a little bit hollow to me.
      • There are some interesting figures quoted in the article - figures that don't shock or surprise me anymore, but just provoke hollow laughter and indignation.
      • The first item on that shopping list will trigger hollow laughter among the rest of the world's steel makers.
      • The Forest Service's argument, however, sounded hollow to many wilderness advocates.
      • He is from all appearances, an utterly hollow man whose every action belies the religion he wears on his sleeve.
      • We will not hand over our consciences in return for a hollow promise of safety…
      • And we should try to ignore the hollow laughter at that description from those who use it every day.
      • Those of us with our eye on the ball know that the promise of a technology-supported, Utopian future is a hollow one.
      • There has never been a time when the cry for unlimited congressional power has rung so hollow.
      • In the face of his failure to do anything about the carnage of past months, his promise to preserve national unity has a somewhat hollow sound.
      • We cement our relationships with our barren love and hollow dialogues.
      • Looking towards next season all the claims that the new stadium is not affecting cash flow seem very hollow.
      • It was a very hollow gesture.
      • Alex couldn't stop the hollow laugh that forced its way out of her.


noun

  • 1

    (empty space)
    hueco masculine
    • On special occasions, these bricks could be positioned in specially created hollows in the walls for creating an extremely aesthetic effect.
    • There are cave-like hollows in the walls, deep fissures, and piles of sharply splintered rock strewn about as if blasting has just taken place.
    • Apparently most of the parrots here are happy couples and have set up homes in the hollows of the dead trees in their enclosure.
    • I pulled the small piece of parchment from within the hollow of the band and handed it to Janet for her to read out loud.
    • Electrical and communication components can be encased in nonconductive materials and fitted together within concrete hollows behind prescribed openings in the walls for outlets.
    • I run a few drops into the hollow of my palm and wipe my face.
    • She finally spotted among the huge trees a gigantic oak with a large hollow at the base of its trunk that was just large enough for a little girl to go hide in and sleep.
    • The dock drops sheer to the sandy bottom at 21m; some sections are undercut, forming deep hollows sheltering sweetlips and other fish.
    • Put a spoonful in the hollow of each potato boat.
    • Many swifts nest in caves, on cliffs or in hollows of dead trees.
    • In this way the stone becomes honeycombed and eventually larger, cavernous hollows can form.
    • At times, the puppies hide in the hollow of a tree, under which they have created a burrow, he adds, explaining some aspects of their behaviour.
    • She had hid for a time within the hollow of the oak tree as pursuers raced through the forest looking for her.
    • The boy stood like a statue, looking at the ink in the hollow of his hand.
    • Pick it up and you discover underneath, nestled in a cutout hollow of thick cardboard, a smaller book!
    • We are guided on this dive by Morne, a veteran of the lake who seems to have an uncanny knowledge of where all the best caverns and hollows are located.
    • He dug snow away from its end, and from within a hollow in the log retrieved two wooden barbed spears.
    • The actuator body pivots about a pivot axis and is attached to the cartridge bearing assembly disposed within an inner hollow of the actuator body.
    • The venerable ascetic Mahavira for a year and a month wore clothes; after that time he walked about naked, and accepted alms in the hollow of his hand.
    • Peering into the hollows of trees, you may come face to face with this wraithlike creature.
  • 2

    (depression)
    hoyo masculine
    depresión feminine
    the hollow of one's hand el cuenco de la mano
    • Her cheekbones protrude from the top of her face, the hollows below seem to sink all the way to her teeth before climbing the gully of her jawbones.
    • They dug hollows in the ground, covered them over just as wrens do and lived in that hollow.
    • Gideon could see the blue hollows under her eyes and thin creases of worry around the red bow of her mouth.
    • They also will use an old woodpecker or other hole or even hollows in the earth beneath exposed tree roots.
    • How convenient it was that all the prey species were excavating holes and hollows and leafy chambers, and stuffing them with helpless nestlings just when he needed them.
    • I have walked the beach with the dogs when the wind howled across the sand, obliterating our footprints and forming ribs and patterns in the hollows and over the dunes.
    • Fillers add volume under the surface of the skin to plump up creases, divots and hollows from the inside out.
    • I pulled the last button through what I hoped was its corresponding hole just below the hollow of my neck, and for the first time looked down at my breakfast.
    • He pressed a warm kiss into the hollow at the base of her throat.
    • European Starlings are cavity nesters, and nests are generally located in natural hollows, old woodpecker holes, birdhouses, or building eaves and crevices.
    • The hollow in the stone was about 20 centimetres in diameter and about 30 centimetres deep.
    • She fingered the single pearl that nestle in the hollow of her throat.
    • I half - lifted, half-dragged it to the side of the road, to a grassy hollow at the base of a huge live oak.
    • And once there, I leaned my back against a hollow in a boulder, not the smooth planks of a bench thoughtfully placed in the shade of twin live oaks.
    • From his groin to his knees, his skin was indented with hollows like large smallpox scars.
    • For instance there were certain stones to be found in fields or graveyards with a hole or hollow which at times was full of water.
    • They are cavity-nesters, finding a natural hollow in a tree, an old woodpecker hole, a hole in a building, or a man-made nest box.
    • They would carry a block of ochre to the nearest waterhole or spring, mix ochre and water into a paste and shape it again into a block, with a slight hollow at the bottom.
    • When the tide is out at Strandhill one can see clearly the indents and hollows in the sand, reminding us that extreme care needs to be taken when swimming there.
    • One hand rests against the hollow at the base of his throat - is this an invitation to trust him?
  • 3

    (dell, valley)
    hondonada feminine
    • Set in three-quarters of an acre, derelict Lambs Barton Stables nestle amid landscaped gardens in a hollow of land with sea views.
    • Ahead were more hills, more little valleys, more slopes and hollows and knolls.
    • Once a bustling coastal township it is now a sleepy hollow with a beautiful beach, a school, and a church.
    • This park, tucked away in the hills and hollows of central Kentucky, protects the longest cave system in the world, a five-level labyrinth with more than 365 miles of tunnels.
    • Modest-looking little plants that nestle in the moist soils of swamps or mountain hollows, mosses fascinate biologists.
    • Directly to my left, a rectangular plantation almost ready for harvest stretches to the next hollow like a roll of teased Astroturf.
    • The famous Surprise View is a great hollow with valleys leading north and south and moorland roads climbing out.
    • In the hollow of this tiny valley, lay a white public house.
    • To the north, the mountains wind and smoothly melt into the Pre-Balkan region and the Danube plain; while to the south steep mountain slopes tower above a series of hollows and fields.
    • In my home state, librarians used to ride horses into the remote hollows and valleys in the rural parts of pre-war Kentucky.
    • An award-winning cabin in Monteagle is nestled in a Tennessee mountain hollow and projects from the hillside to overlook a mountain stream.
    • And then there were those Yorkshire folk legends, lurking beneath a thin veneer of Christianity in the hollows and hills of Yorkshire and Scotland.
    • Nestling in a wooded hollow at the edge of the Queen's Balmoral estate on Scotland's Royal Deeside, the whitewashed mansion was bequeathed to Charles by the Queen Mother.
    • Often swathed in cloud, otherwise fading into a purple haze flecked with white where winter snows remain in gullies and hollows, the highest point is Pic d' Anie.
    • The granite peaks and sylvan hollows in the Blue Ridge Mountains are the results of geological changes and metamorphosis over perhaps a billion year period of time.
    • Nestled in a hollow at Hunters Point, right up against the bay, we found our goal.
    • She watched this from her third-story bedroom in the Darville estate, and her gaze wandered over to the farm that nestled into the hollow.
    • Cool, humid air after the warmth of the city, and patches of fog in the hollows; smells of car exhaust on the way out, and fishy smells once we got there.
    • It was a quaint little place, nestled in a hollow in the hills, and smoke rose cozily out of the chimneys of the houses.
    • A thaw finally set in but the snow remained in many hollows and mountainous areas right into the summer of that year.