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Banal 1100 Words You Need Week 29 Day 3

Banal 1100 Words You Need

Banal 1100 Words You Need Week 29 Day 3 with authentic materials, synonyms, antonyms and flashcards for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS

/bəˈnɑːl/ (adj)

boring and uneventful, tiring, ordinary, customary, mundane, dull and unoriginal, commonsense, platitudinous, prosaic, predictable, trivial, Clichéd, stereotypical

With the advent of the gramophone, the radio and now the iPod, music is no longer something that you must make for yourself, nor is it something that you sit down to listen to. It follows you about wherever you go, and you switch it on as a background. It is not so much listened to as overheard. The banal melodies and mechanical rhythms, the stock harmonies recycled in song after song, these things signify the eclipse of the musical ear. For many people music is no longer a language shaped by our deepest feelings, no longer a place of refuge from the tawdriness and distraction of everyday life, no longer an art in which gripping ideas are followed to their distant conclusions. It is simply a carpet of sound, designed to bring all thought and feeling down to its own level lest something serious might be felt or said.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/

Antonym: original, novel

Noun: banality


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