from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition or quality of being banal; triviality: The banality of the speaker's remarks put the audience to sleep.
- n. Something that is trite, obvious, or predictable; a commonplace: Television commercials are full of banalities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being banal.
- n. Something which is banal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Something commonplace, hackneyed, or trivial; the commonplace, in speech.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old French and French-Canadian law, the right by which a lord compelled his vassals to grind at his mill, bake at his oven, etc.: applied also to the regions within which this right was exercised.
- n. The state of being banal, trite, or stale; commonplaceness; triviality.
- n. Anything common, trite, or trivial; a commonplace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trite or obvious remark
From French banalité, from banal. (Wiktionary)