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Meaning of banal

ba•nal

Pronunciation: (bu-nal', -näl', bān'l), [key]
— adj.
  1. devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite: a banal and sophomoric treatment of courage on the frontier.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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