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

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 Four more of the mural panels are on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Alice George, Smithsonian, "When Robert Kennedy Delivered the News of Martin Luther King’s Assassination," 2 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Today, his murals are framed by strips of prosaic wooden molding. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "What’s behind ’60s-era paneling at El Korah Shrine? A ballroom’s worth of ’20s art.," 12 July 2018 Tia Richardson is creating a 900-square-foot community mural on the west side of El Rey Foodmart. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Better Angels: Tia Richardson's newest mural is one neighborhood's vision of better things to come," 5 July 2018 The many murals on campus will remain, officials said. Scott Travis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Alum to give Stoneman Douglas a free new paint job," 26 June 2018 Niagara, who is the most powerful consuming character—his room and his mural is the one that contains the most water. Emma Stefansky, HWD, "What Makes Hotel Artemis “a Movie That Exists Despite the World Around It”," 8 June 2018 Smith also commissioned local artist Mark Hansen artist to paint a mural on a restaurant wall. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Old Republic restaurant opens in Elgin under the helm of 'Munger Road' director," 31 May 2018 Local artist and performance painter David Garibaldi paints a 10x25-foot mural on the wall of the La Familia Counseling Center as part of a Covered California outreach campaign on Monday, Nov. 6. Ed Fletcher, sacbee, "Some quirky new characters could be coming to K Street in Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee," 26 Mar. 2018 As the story goes, Kern got into the Carnival business when, while painting a mural at a hospital to cover his mother's medical bills, Kern caught the eye of Henry LaRocca, the captain of the Krewe of Alla. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "Blaine Kern, 'Mr. Mardi Gras': 1 of 300," 9 Feb. 2018 Engage students and families by having them volunteer to make the school community cleaner, greener, or more beautiful (for example, paint a school mural!). Terri A. Erbacher, Philly.com, "The underdogs: How Jason Kelce's speech can help build resiliency in children," 9 Feb. 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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The first known use of mural was in 1561

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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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