Definition of commonplace noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmənpleɪs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmənpleɪs//
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  1. 1[usually singular] an event, etc. that happens very often and is not unusual
  2. 2a remark, etc. that is not new or interesting The speech was full of commonplaces.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally common place): translation of Latin locus communis, rendering Greek koinos topos ‘general theme’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commonplace

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