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adjective. ['ˈkɑːmənˌpleɪs'] not challenging; dull and lacking excitement.
Rhymes with Commonplace
How do you pronounce commonplace?
Pronounce commonplace as ˈkɑmənˌpleɪs.
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Sentences with commonplace
1. Noun, singular or mass
Reassure them that tattoos have evolved into a commonplace fashion statement that is unlikely to be held against you.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Microwaves are now commonplace in American homes, prized for their convenience.
High-quality audio in computers has become more commonplace since the turn of the century.
Quotes about commonplace
1. [...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road
2. A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader's. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.
- Ian McEwan, Atonement
3. A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green. And if a blade of grass is priceless, what is the value of a human being?
- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
adjective. ['ˈkɑːmənˌpleɪs'] completely ordinary and unremarkable.
noun. ['ˈkɑːmənˌpleɪs'] a trite or obvious remark.
adjective. ['ˈkɑːmənˌpleɪs'] repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.