Examples of mundane in a Sentence
On him, a mundane navy blazer looked like an Armani dinner jacket; around him, a dusky locker room became the chandeliered lobby of the Savoy. —Curry Kirkpatrick, ESPN, 19 Mar. 2001
How did our ancestors pass from the mundane activity of counting to the concept of ‘number’ in the abstract, devoid of any particular collection of objects to label? —John D. Barrow, Pi in the Sky, 1992
They decided on buttock tattoos, rather than the more mundane engagement ring, because a tattoo is permanent. You can always pawn a ring. —Mike Royko, Chicago Tribune, 25 Aug. 1988
The day began with the mundane business of getting my white chiffon dress shortened … —Lady Bird Johnson, January 14, 1964, in A White House Diary, 1970
mundane chores, like washing dishes
They lead a pretty mundane life.
prayer and meditation helped her put her mundane worries aside
Recent Examples of mundane from the Web
Sense8’ becomes a pretty mundane, chaotic soap opera, following the lives of its various characters without doing much to advance what binds them.
The first-time director has a knack for finding the bizarre and otherworldly in mundane, everyday imagery.
Environmental action, with regard to the Paris pact, but also in the more mundane and familiar regulatory theater, has been either limited or reversed.
While excavating the area around a tiny, Greek Orthodox church in the English town of Shrewsbury, a team of archaeologists unearthed two crumbling wooden posts—a relatively mundane find, or so the experts believed.
Jeff Locke arrived at Marlins Park on Monday, his first trip there all season, and was more excited than any ballplayer typically is for the mundane activity of shagging fly balls during batting practice.
For eight years, the White House had tightly managed the Pentagon’s operations in the Middle East and in South Asia; even something as mundane as moving helicopters from one part of a war zone to another might require top-level discussion.
Fargo is a show that is based around the absurdity of life through a brilliant combination of the mundane, the fantastical and the sinister.
An energetic sound alerts you to the sometimes tawdry, often mundane bits of data connecting you to the world.
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Origin and Etymology of mundane
Middle English mondeyne, from Anglo-French mundain, from Late Latin mundanus, from Latin mundus world
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of mundane
MUNDANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mundane for English Language Learners
: dull and ordinary
: relating to ordinary life on earth rather than to spiritual things
MUNDANE Defined for Kids
Definition of mundane for Students
1 : dull and ordinary I helped with mundane tasks, like doing dishes.
2 : relating to ordinary life on earth rather than spiritual things
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