WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ba•nal /bəˈnæl, -ˈnɑl, ˈbeɪnəl/USA pronunciation adj. 

    lacking freshness or originality;
    trite:a banal plot.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

banal /bəˈnɑːl/ adj
  1. lacking force or originality; trite; commonplace
Etymology: 18th Century: from Old French: relating to compulsory feudal service, hence common to all, commonplace; from ban ban²

banality /bəˈnælɪtɪ/ n baˈnally adv

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