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    vocabulary question

    i know it sounds silly but i've looked it up on google and in a dictionary but i can't seem to find the meaning of the word "sleepy hollow".
    i know it's a village near New York, but i thought you could also use it when talking about a village that's very remote/isolated ( a metonymy).

    can someone confirm this?

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    Re: vocabulary question

    I think it's just a fictional proper name.


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    Re: vocabulary question

    Quote Originally Posted by meee View Post
    i know it sounds silly but i've looked it up on google and in a dictionary but i can't seem to find the meaning of the word "sleepy hollow".
    i know it's a village near New York, but i thought you could also use it when talking about a village that's very remote/isolated ( a metonymy).

    can someone confirm this?
    At its simplest, it is just what it says - sleepy - quiet and lacking life; hollow - a village in a valley.

    You could use it as a metonymy.

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