[ muhn-deyn, muhn-deyn ]
/ mʌnˈdeɪn, ˈmʌn deɪn /


common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.
of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.
of or relating to the world, universe, or earth.

Origin of mundane

1425–75; < Latin mundānus, equivalent to mund(us) world + -ānus -ane; replacing late Middle English mondeyne < Middle French mondain < Latin, as above

Related forms

mun·dane·ly, adverbmun·dane·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mundane


/ (ˈmʌndeɪn, mʌnˈdeɪn) /


everyday, ordinary, or banal
relating to the world or worldly matters

Derived Forms

mundanely, adverbmundanity or mundaneness, noun

Word Origin for mundane

C15: from French mondain, via Late Latin, from Latin mundus world
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