Definition of banal in English:

banal

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Pronunciation: /bəˈnɑːl
 
, -ˈnal/

adjective

Derivatives

banally

adverb
More example sentences
  • (All banally true, but in the context of the programme, it was a sudden outbreak of sensitivity).
  • Number 3 seems banally sensible, until you read Howard's closing statement.
  • Children may be the future, as the authors banally point out, but adults are the people who decide the direction.

Origin

mid 18th century (originally relating to feudal service in the sense 'compulsory', hence 'common to all'): from French, from ban 'a proclamation or call to arms'; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to ban1.

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