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banal Explained

banal at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[bə'nɔl]

banal at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"trite, commonplace," 1840, from Fr. banal, adj. form of ban "decree, legal control" (see ban). Originally designating things like ovens or mills that belonged to feudal serfs, or else compulsory military service; in either case generalized through "open to everyone" to "commonplace, ordinary," to "trite, petty." ///

banal at German => English Of Explained:

banal

banal at German => English Of Explained:

banally

banal at German => English Of Explained:

hackneyed

banal at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: Old French ban 'military service that everyone must do, something common']// ordinary and not interesting, because of a lack of new or different ideas// trivial// --conversations about the most banal subjects// -- banality/b[hA353]n[zB024]l[hA369]ti/ n [U and C] //

banal at German => English Of Explained:

banal, banally, hackneyed

banal at German => English Of Explained:

banal, commonplace, trite

banal at French => English Of Explained:

commonplace, dismal, trite

banal at German => English Of Explained:

banal, banally, hackneyed

banal at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

banal, trite

banal at Norwegian => English Of Explained:

ageburn, kindle

banal at Spanish => English Of Explained:

ressionim

banal at Swedish => English Of Explained:

, ran

banal at Swedish => english Of Explained:

banal, corny, humdrum, insipid, threadbare, trite

banal at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "banal":
asinine, average, back-number, bewhiskered, bland, bromidic,
central, cliched, common, commonplace, corny, cut-and-dried,
everyday, fade, familiar, fatuous, flat, fusty, hackney, hackneyed,
hoary, humdrum, intermediary, intermediate, jejune, mean, medial,
median, mediocre, medium, middle-of-the-road, middling,
milk-and-water, moderate, moth-eaten, musty, namby-pamby, normal,
old, old hat, ordinary, pedestrian, petty, platitudinous, routine,
sapless, set, silly, simple, square, stale, standard, stereotyped,
stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, trivial, truistic,
unimaginative, unoriginal, usual, vapid, warmed-over, waterish,
watery, well-known, well-worn, wishy-washy, worn, worn thin

banal at German => English Of Explained:

banal [banaːl]
banal, banally, hackneyed

banal at French => English Of Explained:

pʃraibuŋ]nsf
write offAbschreibungen [

banal at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

adherents, disciples, foll

banal at Swedish => English Of Explained:

hole(truo) indication,

banal at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

ดไปหรือหมดไปด้วยน้ำ]
sample:[การชะหน้าดินของน้ำฝนทำให้

Banal at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Banal \Ban"al\, a. [F., fr. ban an ordinance.]
Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.

banal at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

banal
adj 1: obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace
prose" [syn: {commonplace}, {trivial}]
2: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic
sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace";
"hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating
threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the
trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn: {commonplace}, {hackneyed},
{old-hat}, {shopworn}, {stock(a)}, {threadbare}, {timeworn},
{tired}, {trite}, {well-worn}]

banal at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » bannal, from Inter: etyl » Medieval Latin Inter: term » 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 Inter: term » bannum||command, proclamation.

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » bə-näl', Inter: IPA » /bəˈnɑːl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /b@"nA:l/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑːl
  • Inter: enPR » bān'əl, Inter: IPA » /ˈbeɪnəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"beIn@l/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪnəl
  • Inter: enPR » bə-năl', Inter: IPA » /bəˈnæl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /b@"n{l/
  • Inter: rhymes » æl
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-banal.ogg|Audio (UK)

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » banal|er|more

  • Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

    Synonyms

    Inter: top » 2
    • cliche, cliché
    • corny
    • everyday
    • hackneyed


    Inter: mid » 2
  • prosaic
  • trite
  • vapid
  • meh

  • Inter: botto » m
    • See also Category: Wikisaurus:hackneyed -

      Antonyms

      * new
    • original

      Related terms

      * banality
    • banalize
    • banally

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » common
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|banal
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|обикновен, Inter: t+ » bg|банален
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|banal|m|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|平凡|tr=píngfán|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|平庸|tr=píngyōng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|平常|tr=píngcháng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|banální
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|banaal
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|banala
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lattea, Inter: t- » fi|itsestään selvä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|banal
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ბანალური|tr=banaluri|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|banal
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|banális


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|banal
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|banale
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ありふれた|tr=arifureta|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|陳腐|tr=ちんぷな, chinpu-na|alt=陳腐な|sc=Jpan
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|banalus|m, Inter: t- » lt|banali|f, Inter: t- » lt|banalūs|m|p, Inter: t- » lt|banalios|f|p
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|basi, Inter: t- » ms|banal
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|banal|m|f, Inter: t- » no|banalt
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|banalny
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|banal|m|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|банальный|tr=banál’nyj, Inter: t+ » ru|избитый|tr=izbítyj, Inter: t+ » ru|обыкновенный|tr=obyknovénnyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|banal
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|banal
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|plat

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

      Anagrams

      * Alban
    • Laban
    • nabla


    Breton

    Noun

    Inter: head » br|noun|g=m
  • bramble
    1. broom (a plant, sp. Genista)


    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » Medieval Latin|fr Inter: term » bannalis, from Inter: term » bannum.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-banal.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /ba.nal/|lang=fr
    • Inter: homophones » banale|banals|banales

      Adjective

      Inter: fr-ad » j


  • banal

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-ad » j

  • Inter: legal » lang=fr public

    Anagrams

    * Alban

  • German

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fr|de Inter: term » banal|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » Medieval Latin|de Inter: term » bannalis, from Inter: term » bannum.

    Adjective

    Inter: de-adj » banaler|banalsten
  • banal

    Related terms

    * Banalität
    • banalisieren

      Declension

      Inter: de-decl-adj » banal|banaler|banalst


    Indonesian

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » ms|id Inter: term » banal|lang=ms, from Inter: etyl » nl|id Inter: term » banaal|lang=nl, from Inter: etyl » fr|id Inter: term » bannal|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » Medieval Latin|id Inter: term » bannalis|lang=la, from Inter: term » bannum|lang=la.

    Adjective

    Inter: head » id|adjective
  • banal Inter: gloss » common

  • Luxembourgish

    Adjective

    Inter: head » lb|adjective
  • banal

  • Malay

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » nl|ms Inter: term » banaal|lang=nl, from Inter: etyl » fr|ms Inter: term » bannal|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » Medieval Latin|ms Inter: term » bannalis|lang=la, from Inter: term » bannum|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /banal/|lang=ms
    • Inter: rhymes » anal|nal|al|lang=ms

      Adjective

      Inter: head » ms|adjective


  • banal Inter: gloss » common

    Synonyms

    * Inter: l » ms|basi

  • Spanish

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fr|es Inter: term » banal|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » Medieval Latin|es Inter: term » bannalis, from Inter: term » bannum.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /baˈnal/|lang=es

    Adjective

    Inter: es-adj » pl=banales
  • banal

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » es|banalidad|g=f

  • Tagalog

    Adjective

    Inter: tl-ad » j
  • pious

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    Translation: io » banal
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    Translation: zh » banal