mural, wall painting(adj)
a painting that is applied to a wall surface
of or relating to walls
A large painting, usually drawn on a wall.
Origin: From murus.
of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant
resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural precipice
Origin: [F., fr. L. muralis, fr. murus wall. See Mure a wall.]
A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A particularly distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. Some wall paintings are painted on large canvases, which are then attached to the wall. Whether these works can be accurately called "murals" is a subject of some controversy in the art world, but the technique has been in common use since the late 19th century.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mū′ral, adj. pertaining to, or like, a wall: steep: trained against a wall, as plants.—Mural circle, a large circle marked with degrees, &c., fixed to a wall, for measuring arcs of the meridian; Mural crown, a crown of gold to imitate a battlement, given among the ancient Romans to him who first mounted the wall of a besieged city; Mural painting, a painting executed, especially in distemper colours, upon the wall of a building. [Fr.,—L. muralis, from murus, a wall.]
The numerical value of Mural in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Mural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I painted every wall in this house, my dad painted a mural on Chase's wall. It was ours.
When the mural was finished, it was the most important piece of modern art in the United States.
He believed I was the driving force to getting Joe fired because I painted Sandusky out of the mural.
I credited Ms. Mesfin for her work immediately. I've taken the heat and will gladly do so as long as the kids have a mural they can look up to.
We did not ask that any mural be taken down, this has nothing to do with any mural, it has to do with the fact that a fence was built without a permit.
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- Wandgemälde, WandmalereiGerman
- muraali, seinämaalaus, muraalimaalausFinnish
- [[peinture]] [[murale]], muralFrench
- murales, muraleItalian
- стенная роспись, фрескаRussian
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