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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a trite or boring manner.

Usage examples (33)
  • In my town of Vipperow the project started rather banally.
  • Deliberately, almost banally had I not realized his purpose, he changed the subject.
  • The 20-year period covered by Mr. Trow's prophesy and Mr. Wolff's backward glance was, to put it banally, a communications revolution.
  • Somewhat less banally, the triumph of the media as reality's final arbiter represented a total upheaval in our idea of the public space. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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