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English definition of “commonplace”

commonplace

noun [C]     /ˈkɒm.ən.pleɪs/ US  /ˈkɑː.mən-/ formal
a boring remark that is used very often and does not have much meaning : We exchanged commonplaces about the weather over cups of tea .Boredom, tedium and boring things
(Definition of commonplace noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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