Definition of mural in English:

mural

Syllabification: mu·ral
Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͝orəl
 
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noun

A painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall.
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  • Saturn is one of the so called Black Paintings - murals Goya painted on the walls of his home near Madrid.
  • She spent much of her time in the school's hallways creating murals on the walls.
  • Painting traditionally was done in tempera in the form of murals on temple walls as well as on cloth and paper.

adjective

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1Of, like, or relating to a wall: a mural escarpment
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  • Carrà was born in Quargnento in 1881, at the age of twelve he left home to work as a mural decorator first at Valenza Po, and from 1895 in Milan.
  • Italian mural decoration was an appropriate interest for someone who had been brought up in Florence and had achieved international fame excavating the wall decorations of Assyrian palaces.
  • The practice of appropriating mural surfaces for esthetic purposes goes back, after all, in recent art history to the start of the 1940s.
1.1 Medicine Of, relating to, or occurring in the wall of a body cavity or blood vessel: mural thrombosis
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  • Systemic thromboembolism is a common complication of cardiac mural thrombosis.
  • The usual pattern of involvement is focal or diffuse plaques of thickened valvular or mural endocardium.
  • Additionally, mucinous cystadenocarcinomas often have papillary projections and mural nodules that may correlate with areas of malignancy.

Origin

late Middle English: from French, from Latin muralis, from murus 'wall'. The adjective was first used in mural crown; later (mid 16th century) the sense 'placed or executed on a wall' arose, reflected in the current noun use (dating from the early 20th century).

Derivatives

muralist

noun
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  • I left the San Francisco murals scene a few years later, tired of its supposedly socially-conscious artists backbiting and claim-jumping for grants, feeling that too many muralists only did artwork when a check arrived.
  • They represent part of a conscious celebration of Mesoamerican aesthetics shared with the muralists and other artists working in post-revolutionary Mexico on a nationalist project.
  • I have often heard artists credit their grandparents or parents who were potters or carvers, muralists or weavers, traditional healers, praise singers or storytellers.

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