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ba·nal / ˈbānl; bəˈnal; -ˈnäl/ • adj. so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring: songs with banal, repeated words. DERIVATIVES: ba·nal·i·ty / bəˈnalitē/ n. (pl. -ties) ba·nal·ly adv.

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banalAmal, Arles, banal, Barisal, Basle, Bhopal, Carl, chorale, corral, dhal, entente cordiale, Escorial, farl, femme fatale, Funchal, gayal, gnarl, halal, Karl, kraal, locale, marl, morale, musicale, Pascal, pastorale, procès-verbal, Provençal, rationale, real, rial, riyal, snarl, Taal, Taj Mahal, timbale, toile, Vaal, Vidal, Waal •Stendhal • Heyerdahl • housecarl •cantal • hartal • Wiesenthal •Lilienthal • neanderthal • Emmental •Hofmannsthal • Wuppertal •Transvaal • Roncesvalles • Kursaal

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banal (hist.) obligatory for all the tenants of a feudal jurisdiction XVIII; commonplace XIX. — (O)F. banal, f. ban BAN1; see -AL1.