to render or make banal; trivialize:
Television has often been accused of banalizing even the most serious subjects.
devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite: a banal and sophomoric treatment of courage on the frontier. adjective lacking force or originality; trite; commonplace adjective pertaining to a lord or ruler (banat) in Hungary, Croatia, and thereabouts Word Origin Serbo-Croatian ban ‘lord, ruler’ adj. “trite, commonplace,” 1840, from French banal, “belonging to a manor, common, […]
- Banana ball
noun in golf, a sliced ball that travels on a long extreme arc Examples Lose your banana ball with this quick setup drill. Word Origin fr the shape of its path noun phrase A hit or thrown ball that curves off to the right: can go to a golf course and hit a banana ball […]
a tropical plant of the genus Musa, certain species of which are cultivated for their nutritious fruit. Compare banana family. the fruit, especially that of M. paradisiaca, with yellow or reddish rind. Contemporary Examples Yes, you can eat familiar voileivăt (sandwiches) for lunch and rice pudding or banana cream pie for jălkiruoat (dessert). Welcome to […]
- Banana belt
noun (Canadian, informal) a region with a warm climate, esp one in Canada noun any region with a relatively warm climate; a tropical region