Related formsnon·hack·neyed, adjectiveun·hack·neyed, adjective
Definition for hackneyed (2 of 2)
noun, plural hack·neys.
verb (used with object)
Origin of hackney
Related formshack·ney·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for hackneyed
Even the harmonized choral accents are hackneyed, ripped straight from her previous mega-hit “You Belong with Me.”Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: Country’s Prodigal Daughter Creates the Best Pop Album of the Year|Marlow Stern|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hackneyed chestnuts like that are reserved for old toastmasters, and yet, there we were.
Sometimes Allen retools a hackneyed plot and the bones show through—not this time.Woody Allen’s Best & Worst Movies: ‘Annie Hall’ ‘Match Point’ & More (Video)|Malcolm Jones|July 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hackneyed and dull, it feels like a lazy throwback in every sense of the word.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Everything seemed too hackneyed or unconvincing or simply impossible.A Mathematically Impossible Novel: Manil Suri Explains “The City of Devi”|Manil Suri|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The hackneyed recitation, if rendered better than ever before, will win more applause than a fresh bit carelessly studied.Recitations for the Social Circle|James Clarence Harvey
I sat down at the writing-table and wrote a letter on the hackneyed subject of my unhappy love affair.The Confession of a Fool|August Strindberg
Many words become so hackneyed as to be no longer impressive.English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day|Walter W. Skeat
And are you, my dear friend, to be duped by this hackneyed word?Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Hill was a compiler of books and a hackneyed practitioner in the arts of that profession.
British Dictionary definitions for hackneyed (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for hackneyed (2 of 3)
- a coach or carriage that is for hire
- (as modifier)a hackney carriage