mural

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adjective

mu·​ral ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce mural (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or resembling a wall
2
: applied to and made integral with a wall or ceiling surface

mural

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noun

: a mural work of art (such as a painting)
muralist noun

Examples of mural in a Sentence

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Adjective
While his SoHo mural saw a happy ending for now, Mr. Haas’s work on the former Manhattan Detention Complex in Chinatown — seven mural panels that depicted the history of immigration on the Lower East Side — saw a different fate. Anna Kodé, New York Times, 31 May 2024 Working on the mural Fridays-Sundays every week, Tsugawa was able to complete it in a month, with the help of volunteers. Acsah Lemma, Sacramento Bee, 31 May 2024
Noun
The only potential lead is a bright blue 1976 Dodge van with a mural of a mountain and a skier, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 6 June 2024 The group has installed murals recognizing Black entrepreneurs of Tarrant County and established the Tubman Gallery, which promotes underexposed and thought provoking works by women, Black and brown artists. Kamal Morgan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for mural 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin muralis, from murus wall — more at munition

First Known Use

Adjective

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mural was in 1561

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Cite this Entry

“Mural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mural. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

mural

1 of 2 adjective
mu·​ral ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce mural (audio)
1
: of or relating to a wall
2
: applied to and made part of a wall surface
a mural painting

mural

2 of 2 noun
: a mural work of art

Medical Definition

mural

adjective
mu·​ral ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce mural (audio)
: attached to and limited to a wall or a cavity
a mural thrombus
mural abscesses
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