Banal Definition

bə-năl, bānəl, bə-näl
adjective
banaler, banalest
Dull or stale as because of overuse; trite; hackneyed; commonplace.
Webster's New World
The definition of banal is something common or overused.
An example of something banal are boring knock-knock jokes that have been told many times before.
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Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

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Other Word Forms of Banal

Adjective

Base Form:
banal
Comparative:
banaler
Superlative:
banalest

Origin of Banal

  • From French banal, from Medieval Latin bannalis (“pertaining to compulsory feudal service, applied especially to mills, wells, ovens, etc., used in common by people of the lower classes, upon the command of a feudal superior; hence, common, commonplace”), from bannum (“command, proclamation”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French shared by tenants in a feudal jurisdiction from ban summons to military service of Germanic origin bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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