mu·​ral | \ ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce mural (audio) \

Definition of mural

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or resembling a wall
2 : applied to and made integral with a wall or ceiling surface



Definition of mural (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from mural


muralist \ ˈmyu̇r-​ə-​list How to pronounce mural (audio) \ noun

Examples of mural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Godzilla is there, too, a reference to a would-be mural by Ron Reeder that depicted the famous kaiju destroying the city. Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2021 The work for the young artists doesn’t end at the mural installation. Darcel Rockett,, 4 Oct. 2021 Local artist Katie Stensberg of Kasten Murals is assisting the city as a mural consultant. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Sep. 2021 Now, as the pandemic stares down a second year, some permanent mural work is coming back. oregonlive, 20 Sep. 2021 The official kick-off for the conversations is planned for Tuesday morning in Roxbury in front of a mural honoring former state representative Mel King, the first person of color to make it to the general election in a Boston mayoral race., 24 Aug. 2021 Wow! has organized 17 mural-painting festivals worldwide, in locales including Washington, D.C.; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Seoul, Korea. Steven Litt, cleveland, 22 Aug. 2021 She later was accepted into the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where she was trained in mural painting. Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2021 As a teenager at Cary-Grove High School, Etters started painting graffiti, and marked a bridge over the Fox River in Fox River Grove with a mural honoring Vietnam veterans, then made a matching T-shirt with the same image. Robert Mccoppin,, 10 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Executives from the World Games and Hibbett/City Gear unveiled the first mural underway in a series expected to be completed by the end of the year. al, 15 Oct. 2021 Western spots include Castro Camera and the Harvey Milk Residence in San Francisco; Black Cat, the site of a 1967 peaceful resistance, in Los Angeles; and the Never Look Away mural in Portland, Oregon. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2021 The main event, though, is in the dining room proper, ringed by terra cotta tiles and a charcoal mural depicting thistles, cardoons and grapes of ancient Rome. Caroline Hatchett, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2021 Her mural was contained within a parking space at Landa Library. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Oct. 2021 Booker salutes the Kobe Bryant mural and drives away. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 8 Oct. 2021 The unfinished mural above X's crib includes drawings of a castle with a dragon as well as a cartoon woman standing on top of the light switch in the room. Georgia Slater,, 6 Oct. 2021 His next project will be a mural honoring a friend who died of COVID-19. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Oct. 2021 When Taylor’s mural in Lannan Park was targeted this summer, her mother, Tamika Palmer, viewed the vandalism as a direct insult to her daughter and family. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 5 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of mural


1561, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mural


Latin muralis, from murus wall — more at munition

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16 Oct 2021

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“Mural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mural

: a usually large painting that is done directly on the surface of a wall


mu·​ral | \ ˈmyu̇r-el \

Kids Definition of mural

: a usually large painting on a wall or ceiling


mu·​ral | \ ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce mural (audio) \

Medical Definition of mural

: attached to and limited to a wall or a cavity a mural thrombus mural abscesses


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