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American English: /ˈkɑmənˌpleɪs/
British English: /ˈkɒmənpleɪs/

Translation of commonplace in Spanish:


  • 1 (ordinary)
    a commonplace occurrence
    un caso común or corriente
    it's now fairly commonplace for young couples to divorce
    es bastante común or corriente hoy en día que las parejas jóvenes se divorcien
    Example sentences
    • He insists that what he is doing is to configure the commonplace issues of ordinary life.
    • None of the others had noticed the little scene; it was an event too commonplace to mark.
    • This is Realism at its most powerful, turning a commonplace event into an historical one.
  • 2 (trite, hackneyed)
    Example sentences
    • These types of self-congratulatory remarks are commonplace and formulaic.
    • After a few more exceedingly commonplace remarks of the same character, she gave me to write down a list of drugs that were to be taken.
    • Peace would be all too commonplace and boring, not to mention that it couldn't possibly involve the kind of firepower you're accustomed to.


  • 1 (common occurrence)
    cosa (feminine) frecuente or común or corriente
    Example sentences
    • Then he makes a characteristic move: you see how he is able to invest the ordinary, the commonplace, with mystery.
    • His poetry and fiction celebrates the ordinary and commonplace, striving for a transformation that might well be magical.
    • Dixon is the kind of ordinary hero who had become a commonplace of Ealing films during the war period.
  • 2 (platitude)
    Example sentences
    • So instead politicians almost uniformly retreat to the safety of the platitude and commonplace.
    • And what is perhaps the most troubling feature of her writing is her tendency to use commonplaces and cliches and undefined terms as if their meaning were indisputable and clear.
    • My only knowledge of francophone Caribbean literature consisted of a few commonplaces and catchphrases.
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