banal /bəˈnɑːl, bəˈnal/

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I. adjective

so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring

songs with banal, repeated words.
II. derivatives

banally
adverb


– origin mid 18th cent. (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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