graffiti

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English[edit]

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Graffiti on the Berlin Wall, November 1989

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian graffiti.

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Noun[edit]

graffiti (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) A form of vandalism involving painting text or images in public places.
  2. (chiefly uncountable) A form of art involving painting text or images in public places.
  3. (archaeology, countable) Informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions.

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  • There is no universal singular form to denote a single piece of graffiti. In archaeology, and occasionally elsewhere, graffito is used, reflecting the Italian singular. There is some non-standard usage of graffitus, as though it were Latin (compare focus, plural foci); graffitum, also Latin sounding; and graffiti itself, unmodified.
  • There is no clear dividing line between graffiti that constitutes art and that consitutes vandalism; in cases where this word may be misinterpreted, consider using a synonym.

Verb[edit]

graffiti (third-person singular simple present graffitis, present participle graffitiing, simple past and past participle graffitied)

  1. To create such images

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

graffiti

  1. graffiti

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

graffiti m pl

  1. plural form of graffito

Verb[edit]

graffiti m

  1. plural form of graffito

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

graffiti c

  1. graffiti; a form of vandalism involving painted text or images in public places
  2. graffiti; any graffiti art produced as a result of that act of vandalism

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