[ buh-nal-i-tee, bey- ]
/ bəˈnæl ɪ ti, beɪ- /
noun, plural ba·nal·i·ties.
the condition or quality of being banal, or devoid of freshness or originality: the banality of everyday life.
an instance of this: We sat around the dinner table exchanging banalities.
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Word Origin and History for banality
1861, triteness, from French banalité "banality, commonplace," from banal (see banal).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper