[ buh-nal-i-tee, bey- ]
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noun,plural ba·nal·i·ties.
  1. the condition or quality of being banal, or devoid of freshness or originality: the banality of everyday life.

  2. an instance of this: We sat around the dinner table exchanging banalities.

Origin of banality

First recorded in 1815–25; from French banalité, equivalent to banal + -ity

Words Nearby banality Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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