Meaning of commonplace

com•mon•place

Pronunciation: (kom'un-plās"), [key]
— adj.
  1. ordinary; undistinguished or uninteresting; without individuality: a commonplace person.
  2. trite; hackneyed; platitudinous: a commonplace remark.
—n.
  1. a well-known, customary, or obvious remark; a trite or uninteresting saying.
  2. anything common, ordinary, or uninteresting.
  3. a place or passage in a book or writing noted as important for reference or quotation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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