mundane mundane  /mən ˈdeɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) found in the ordinary course of events
  2. (adj) concerned with the world or worldly matters
  3. (adj) belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly

Usage(s):

  1. The actor was able to emote the layered emotion beneath the mundane dialogues with dexterity.
  2. A mosquito net may appear very simple and mundane but in rural Africa it is political dynamite.
  3. Everyone thought that the lift operator's job was very mundane till one day when one of the cables of the lift snapped.

News

  1. No Black Hole Or Magnetic Monopole: Tunguska Really Was a Meteor

    davide-nature writes "The mysterious blast that flattened 2,000 square km of a remote Siberian forest in 1908 has been blamed on the most bizarre causes, such as an exotic elementary particle left over from the Big Bang, a black hole or, of course, aliens, including in the double-episode 'Tunguska' of The X-Files. But a new analysis of tiny rock samples suggests that a more mundane explanation ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. Facebook Ends ‘Sponsored Stories’ Advertisements

    Facebook announced that it will no longer offer advertisers the ability to place Sponsored Stories, controversial advertisements that turn your social media activity into a commercial. Sponsored Stories are a way for advertisers to take your actions on Facebook and pay to share them with the world. Naturally, though, companies are uninterested in your old photos and mundane updates – they’re ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Techland

  3. “The Big, Bad, Book of Beasts:” odd and wonderful animals

    Michael Largo’s compendium “The Big, Bad Book of Beasts” finds the strange and wonderful in the animal kingdom, from the microscopic to the mundane.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. Lampooning pop culture, as "Robot Chicken" always does, the special "takes something that you know about, and explains why it's silly," says Green, "or points out what COULD have happened, just off-screen. We love to emphasize the mundane in...
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Seth Green Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. The letter to Mr Schwarzenegger says Ms Hilton should be freed because "she provides hope for young people all over the US and the world. She provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives."
    on May 8, 2007 By: Paris Hilton Source: guardian.co.uk

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