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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ba·nal /bəˈnɑl, ˈbenḷ/ 形容詞
 平凡的, 陳腐的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ban·al a.  Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 banal
      adj 1: obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace
             prose" [syn: commonplace, trivial]
      2: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic
         sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace";
         "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating
         threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the
         trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn: commonplace, hackneyed,
          old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn,
          tired, trite, well-worn]