Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, 19th century
A trite and unoriginal idea or remark, typically intended to soothe or placate.
A compound of bromine with another element or group.
Examples of Bromide in a sentence
"She couldn't help but roll her eyes at the expected bromide from her father."
"The upcoming chemistry test will cover the chapter on compounds of bromide. "
Bromine (symbol Br) is a chemical element discovered in the early 1800s. Creating a compound of bromine and another element will give you a solution named [other element] bromide. Silver bromide, for example, is commonly used in photographic development.
Did you Know?
We can thank the magic of chemistry for the definition of "bromide" as a commonplace, overused figure of speech. Potassium bromide is no longer used as a sedative today, but we describe anything that is so dull it might put you to sleep as a bromide.