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banaladjective

uk   /bəˈnɑːl/  us   /bəˈnɑːl/
banality
noun [C or U] uk   /bəˈnɑː.lə.ti/  us   /bəˈnɑː.lə.t̬i/ formal
(Definition of banal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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banaladjective

 us   /bəˈnæl, -nɑl; ˈbeɪ·nəl/
too often used in the past and ​therefore not ​interesting: He just ​sat there making banal ​remarks all ​evening.
(Definition of banal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “banal”
in Chinese (Simplified) 平庸的,陈腐的…
in Turkish sıradan, hiç bir özelliği olmayan, banal…
in Russian банальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平庸的,陳腐的…
in Polish banalny…
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