Definition of empty word in English:

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empty word

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Grammar
A word that has only a grammatical function, and no meaning in itself (for example, the infinitive marker to in English).
Example sentences
  • Leaving out all the empty words in a sentence is very important.
  • It was an empty word, without any definite content.

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Syllabification: emp·ty word

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