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Definitions of banal

  1. Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for banal

  1. Every one thinks I am so nice and cheerful, so " brave," all the banal things that are so comfortable to be. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  2. Grizel stroked her nose, her eyes asking the question which would have been too banal in words. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey