banally
adverb see banal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • banally — adv. in a commonplace way, in a manner which lacks freshness or novelty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banally — ba·nal·ly …   English syllables

  • banally — ˈbānəlē; bəˈnallē, ällē, ȧllē also ba ; i adverb : in a banal manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • banal — adjective Etymology: French, from Middle French, of compulsory feudal service, possessed in common, commonplace, from ban Date: 1825 lacking originality, freshness, or novelty ; trite Synonyms: see insipid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • banal — banality /beuh nal i tee, bay /, n. banally, adv. /beuh nal , nahl , bayn l/, adj. devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite: a banal and sophomoric treatment of courage on the frontier. [1745 55; < F; OF: pertaining to a ban (see BAN2 …   Universalium

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