Dictionary

banality

noun ba·nal·i·ty \bə-ˈna-lə-tē, bā-, also ba-\

: something that is boring or ordinary; especially : an uninteresting statement : a banal remark

: the quality of being ordinary or banal

plural ba·nal·i·ties

Full Definition of BANALITY

1
:  something banal :  commonplace
2
:  the quality or state of being banal

Examples of BANALITY

  1. The trip offers an escape from the banalities of daily life.
  2. We exchanged banalities about the weather.
  3. The writing never rose above banality.

First Known Use of BANALITY

1861

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bananaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: banalAll Words Near: banality
April 27, 2015
savvy Hear it
to understand
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears