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- Present participle of hollow.
hollowing (plural hollowings)
- The act of one who hollows; a cry or shout.
- Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear.
- 1819, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Travels in Nubia
- At length, about three o'clock in the morning, we heard the distant hollowings of our watermen, and soon after refreshed ourselves with copious draughts of the delicious water of the Nile.