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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Usage notes[edit]

  • 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

Declension[edit]

Inflection of graffiti (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative graffiti graffitit
accusative nom.? graffiti graffitit
gen. graffitin
genitive graffitin graffitien
partitive graffitia graffiteja
inessive graffitissa graffiteissa
elative graffitista graffiteista
illative graffitiin graffiteihin
adessive graffitilla graffiteilla
ablative graffitilta graffiteilta
allative graffitilleˣ graffiteilleˣ
essive graffitina graffiteina
translative graffitiksi graffiteiksi
instructive graffitein
abessive graffititta graffiteitta
comitative graffiteineen

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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