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Russian translation of “banal”


adjective     /bəˈnɑːl/
ordinary and not exciting
banal pop songs Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
(Definition of banal adjective from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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