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graffiti

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verb graf·fi·ti \grə-ˈfē-(ˌ)tē, gra-, grä-\

Definition of graffiti

graffitied

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graffitiing

play \grə-ˈfē-(ˌ)tē-iŋ, gra-, grä-\ also

graffiting

play \grə-ˈfē-tiŋ, gra-, grä-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to draw graffiti on :  to deface with graffiti graffitied walls

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Origin and Etymology of graffiti

see 2graffiti


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graffiti

noun graf·fi·ti

Definition of graffiti

  1. :  usually unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface

Is graffiti singular or plural?

Graffiti, which also serves as the plural of graffito, is commonly used as a singular mass noun. graffiti … was depressing people who rode the subways — New Yorker graffiti comes in various styles — S. K. Oberbeck This use is well established although not yet as well established as the mass-noun use of data. Use of graffiti as a singular count noun is still quite rare and is not standard.

Examples of graffiti in a Sentence

  1. The walls of the old building are covered with graffiti.

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Origin and Etymology of graffiti

Italian, plural of graffito


GRAFFITI Defined for English Language Learners

graffiti

noun

Definition of graffiti for English Language Learners

  • : pictures or words painted or drawn on a wall, building, etc.


GRAFFITI Defined for Kids

graffiti

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noun graf·fi·ti \grə-ˈfē-tē\

Definition of graffiti for Students

  1. :  writing or drawing made on a public structure without permission



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