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empty word Syllabification: emp·ty word

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of empty word in English:

noun

Grammar
A word that has only a grammatical function, and no meaning in itself (for example, the infinitive marker to in English).

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Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
adverb
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly