mural

adjective
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

mural

noun

Definition of mural (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from mural

Noun

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

Examples of mural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective O’Leary said there was some pushback about the mural project online, but more people voiced support. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "A graffiti artist and Army soldier is making his mark on Anchorage streets and JBER halls," 9 Oct. 2020 Local stained glass artist and muralist Don Myers invites the community to his workshop at 1025 S. Coast Highway to help complete the mural panels. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Assistance League provides back-to-school clothing," 5 Oct. 2020 Also during October, the Big Read Program will unveil a mural project created on the CLICK Community Kitchen in Willimantic. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield edition," 24 Sep. 2020 Also up for auction is a mural-sized print of the Beatles’ first encounter with Muhammed Ali. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fifty Years After the Beatles Broke Up, Trove of Memorabilia Goes on Auction," 30 Sep. 2020 Shirish Villasenor from South Park paints the detail work on one of the mural wall panels near the intersection of Imperial and Euclid Avenue at Lincoln Park. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Residents trying to revitalize a San Diego community call it “The Four Corners of Life”," 27 Sep. 2020 Also during October, the Big Read Program will unveil a mural project created on the CLICK Community Kitchen in Willimantic. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield edition," 24 Sep. 2020 The formerly red-brick wall to the left of Marilyn’s face had been covered in black paint, making the mural pop even more. Washington Post, "Woodley Park’s Marilyn Monroe mural is once again ready for its close-up," 21 Sep. 2020 Indy10 Black Lives Matter and other community groups organized a mural painting event on Aug. 1. Robert Scheer, USA TODAY, "'Black Lives Matter' mural in Indianapolis defaced about a week after it was painted," 10 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In a further effort to mitigate graffiti, the base of the new mural is black. Steve Smith, courant.com, "Rails-to-trails underpass gets new mural," 7 Oct. 2020 The initiative also includes the installation of a mural on the Albert and Mamie George Building at UH. Juhi Varma, Houston Chronicle, "Community leaders launch initiative to promote diversity through art, education," 5 Oct. 2020 Mayor Jerry Peluso along with several other city officials spoke at the unveiling of that mural last week. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "Newport mural to depict James Taylor, founder of city and slaveowner," 28 Sep. 2020 The post also includes a video of the mural being unveiled, and a touching photo of Smith in front of the artwork with his infant son. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Disneyland unveils moving tribute to Chadwick Boseman at Anaheim resort," 24 Sep. 2020 The parking garage on Silver Spring Drive has also seen some new color, with the addition of a mural designed by Emma Daisy and Dave Watkins. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Total Wine & More just opened a 25,000-square-foot store at Bayshore in Glendale," 3 Sep. 2020 The musicians’ images were assembled, and intercut with footage of Black Lives Matter protests, and an aerial view of the Black Lives Matter mural on the pavement outside City Hall in Salt Lake City. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Symphony musicians premiere a work on video to support Black Lives Matter," 28 Aug. 2020 The text of the mural is taken from a 1909 speech given by a sociology professor at the university, Frederick George Young. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "The University of Oregon is covering racist murals in its library, one of which references the need to conserve 'our racial heritage'," 14 Aug. 2020 Construction of the large mural is to begin this week. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "Protests inspired the 19-story mural of author James Baldwin going up in downtown Phoenix," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of mural

Adjective

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mural

Adjective

Latin muralis, from murus wall — more at munition

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The first known use of mural was in 1561

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15 Oct 2020

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“Mural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mural. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for mural

mural

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mural

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

mural

noun
mu·​ral | \ ˈmyu̇r-el \

Kids Definition of mural

: a usually large painting on a wall or ceiling

mural

adjective
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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