[ 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.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM mundanemun·dane·ly, adverbmun·dane·ness, noun
Words nearby mundane
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Example sentences from the Web for mundanely
But undramatically, mundanely, and pragmatically, Obama will get his legislation.
Joyce, I reflected, mundanely, had clearly swept her off her feet in the ardor of their first meeting and instant love.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
British Dictionary definitions for mundanely
/ (ˈmʌndeɪn, mʌnˈdeɪn) /
everyday, ordinary, or banal
relating to the world or worldly matters
Derived forms of mundanemundanely, adverbmundanity or mundaneness, noun
Word Origin for mundane
C15: from French mondain, via Late Latin, from Latin mundus world
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