mural

adjective
mu·​ral | \ˈmyu̇r-əl \

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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Noun

muralist \ -​ə-​list \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Linares also wants to focus on cultural preservation through the arts, and to celebrate the neighborhood’s Latinx heritage with mural art. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Can high-profile park projects, catalysts for development, play nice with neighboring communities?," 17 July 2018 The Facebook post garnered mostly positive comments, though some suggested other mural ideas and one voiced concern about a lack of input from nearby residents. Priscella Vega, latimes.com, "Proposed Huntington Beach mural draws mixed response," 31 May 2018 Local residents are invited to support a Lynn organization that plans to present a mural festival in the city this summer. John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, "Beyond Walls is fund-raising for mural festival in Lynn," 29 May 2018 Featuring four staged scenes of music videos from the project as well as cool activations such as a popcorn machine, gold bar, and graffiti mural arcade games, the venue brought the world of art and Afrofuturism to life. Ashley Lyle, Billboard, "Spotify Hosts Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' Album Release Party in LA," 27 Apr. 2018 Among the show's most beautiful items are mural fragments on fields of oxblood red showing vibrant flowering trees and serpents from whose mouths multicolored water flows. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Teotihuacan: An ancient Mexican city's remarkable art comes to life at LACMA," 18 Apr. 2018 Lima’s cathedral, with its pair of neo-Classical spires framing an epic door, appears here blown up to mural size; a smaller photo captures Mexico City’s more Baroque cathedral, lording over the massive Zócalo. Jason Farago, New York Times, "How Latin America Was Built, Before Modernism Came Along," 18 Apr. 2018 For its mural initiative, Hotel Chicago worked with the Chicago Artists Resource, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Galerie F to find artists like Asend and Rivera. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "Hotel Chicago West Loop rooms feature street art by local artists," 11 Apr. 2018 After lunch at wine bar Amaya, grab a cab to Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City's 1,700-acre park, to visit Rivera's Tlaloc Fountain and his mural Agua, el origen de la vida. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From...Mexico City," 17 Oct. 2016

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Several murals and sculptures have already been commissioned to mark the epic cave adventure. Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Fox News, "Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal," 20 July 2018 In one shot, Grande lays in in a mural-like pool that consists of paint. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Ariana Grande Puts Feminist Spin on Religious Imagery in "God is a Woman" Music Video," 13 July 2018 Grande is seen balancing on a wire, later seductively laying in a mural-like pool filled with paint. Connor Whittum, Billboard, "Ariana Grande Debuts Galaxy-Spanning 'God Is a Woman' Video: Watch," 13 July 2018 Never Again movement, said the group and its supporters plan to bring three murals to this weekend’s protest. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Protesters to return with weekend gun show," 13 July 2018 On Saturday, the annual Berkley Street Art Fest will run 11 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be professional and aspiring chalk artists beautifying the sidewalks with their creations, as well as commissioned artists painting new murals on downtown buildings. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Artist with special needs brightens up Berkley with chalk drawings," 12 July 2018 The social media play is not so different for Bird in 2018: Just replace shoes with scooters, colorful tiles with graphic murals, and throw on #LoveBird. Madeline Buxton, refinery29.com, "How Scooters Became A Go-To Instagram Prop — & The Next Transportation Revolution," 12 July 2018 Students from the Academy of Art University have painted an eight-story-high mural at the Cova Hotel at 655 Ellis St. in the Tenderloin. Leah Garchik, SFChronicle.com, "Tab Hunter on his fame: ‘Big deal’," 11 July 2018 Who to meet Charlotte’s newest mermaid: Last week, painter Sharon Dowell wrapped up a 10- by 90-foot mural featuring a mermaid of Mexican heritage with tattoos that represent historical and current businesses in the South End district. charlotteobserver, "What’s up this week in Charlotte’s visual arts?," 10 July 2018

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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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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 \

Medical Definition of mural 

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

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