wall painting


: fresco

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ella Munoz Gonzalez and Edward Williams later expanded and refurbished the large wall painting. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 11 Feb. 2023 In fact, an ancient wall painting in the tomb of Djehutihotep shows a person pouring water over the sand in front of a sledge. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 1 May 2014 Create the illusion of architectural details with this wall painting idea. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2022 This wall painting idea works well in kids' bedrooms or playrooms. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2022 The restored wall painting, believed to have been painted in the 17th century, had been easy to miss. Elisabetta Povoledo, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 But the recent restoration of a 17th-century wall painting of ancient Jerusalem on one of the Colosseum’s main interior arches is shedding new light on another centuries-old use of the Roman landmark: as a sacred site for Christian worship. Elisabetta Povoledo, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 The decorative wall painting is by Jane Warrick, and the artworks are by Claude Mellan (left) and Jacques Callot (right). Kate Bolick, ELLE Decor, 20 Apr. 2022 Cathedral in Vienna revealed a previously unknown wall painting believed to be created by Dürer or his workshop. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wall painting was circa 1688

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“Wall painting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wall%20painting. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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