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trite
used in The Magic Mountain

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lacking impact — typically because it is common or overused
  • "My heart is yours," he assured her in trite, but tenderest excess, using that same melodic phrase again; now he moved up the scale to the sixth to add, "And I am eternally yours," then let his voice sink ten intervals and in great agitation confessed, "Carmen, I love you"— the last few notes agonizingly sustained above shifting harmonies, before the "you" with its grace note finally resolved the chord.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (74% in)

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