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Banal appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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Banal (commonplace; trite) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective banal

What does banal mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more banal / banaler | most banal / banalest

  1. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    • examples: Much of the riots' coverage was taken from the cell phones of passersby, saving local news outlets valuable film which they would later use for banal "human" "interest" "stories." | His photographs are unsparingly critical, and his inimitable eye unmasks the banal as well as the grotesque.
    • synonyms of banal: commonplace / hackneyed / old-hat / shopworn / stock / threadbare / timeworn / tired / trite / well-worn
    • similar: unoriginal

Alternative definition of the adjective banal


  1. Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

Definition of the adjective banal for high school students

    dull, commonplace
    • example: The client rejected our proposal because they found our presentation banal and unimpressive.

The adjective banal is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


"Banal" is a 2008 action drama film written by Cesar Apolinario with Cris Lim and directed by Cesar Apolinario.


  1. "Banal" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Banal" is a musical single of Bill Nelson.
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Google previewThe Medieval Village (2012)

by G. G. Coulton

The French adjective banal is a legacy from those days.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (2017)

by Fathali M. Moghaddam

The British social psychologist Michael Billig has coined the term banal nationalism to summarize the many ways in which nations, and nationalism itself, promote and perpetuate themselves through everyday contents that remind national ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

banal,. pronounced buhnahl and meaning 'trite, feeble, commonplace', is a loanword that has survived, despite Fowler's diatribe ('imported from France by a class of writers whose jaded taste relishes novel or imposing jargon'), because no ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

asset, chattel, goods, lot, possession, product, quantity, staple, stock, ware common: average, banal, base, bourgeois, cheap, coarse, conventional, current, customary, daily, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, generic, habitual, hackneyed, ...

Google previewA Phonetic Dictionary of the English Language (2002)

by Daniel Jones, Beverley Collins, Inger M. Mees

banal 'baenbari ['basmb-] Banbury 'bambaks, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Movement Media (2011)

by John D. H. Downing

One crucial transformation was the shift of online nationalism from political to economic realms, and from “hard” heroic street protests at critical moments to “ soft” Chinese “banal nationalism” circulated in the everyday lives of Chinese netizens.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

“739" Banal”: lidm/'u/u/v:v .4 Danlhn' "- "a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Nationalism

by Athena S. Leoussi

talks ahout banal nationalism: the everyday habits of social life, such as the routine flying of national flags, that remind citizens of ...

Google previewWebster's Elementary-school Dictionary (1914)

Abridged from Webster's New International Dictionary, 900 Illustrations by Noah Webster

Threadbare, stereotyped, vapid, banal. — Trite, hackneyed, banal. Trite iuipliesesp. lack of novelty or interest ; that is hackneyed which is worn out, as it were, by constant use ; banal suggests the commonplace or trivial ; as, trite remarks, ...

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Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not. (Raoul Vaneigem)
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Scrabble value of B3A1N1A1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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