graffiti

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English[edit]

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Graffiti on the Berlin Wall, November 1989

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian graffiti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡɹəˈfiːti/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɡɹəˈfiti/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːti

Noun[edit]

graffiti (usually uncountable, plural graffiti)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) Drawings or words drawn on a surface in a public place, usually made without authorization.
    The underpass is a popular place for graffiti artists.
    The city council spends thousands of pounds removing graffiti from public buildings.
    • 2021 October 20, “Network News: NR and NH tackle graffiti vandalism”, in RAIL, number 942, page 9:
      The removal of unsightly graffiti on the sides of railway bridges spanning major roads in the North West is to be handed over to National Highways, to speed up the job.
  2. (archaeology, countable) Informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions.

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 (though this would technically form the plural *graffita; cf. millennium, plural millennia); and graffiti itself, unmodified.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To mark a surface with such images.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian graffiti, plural of graffito.

Noun[edit]

graffiti c (singular definite graffitien, plural indefinite graffiti)

  1. graffiti

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian graffiti, plural of graffito.

Noun[edit]

graffiti m (plural graffiti or graffiti's)

  1. graffiti

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian graffiti.

Noun[edit]

graffiti

  1. graffiti

Declension[edit]

Inflection of graffiti (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative graffiti graffitit
genitive graffitin graffitien
partitive graffitia graffiteja
illative graffitiin graffiteihin
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 graffitille graffiteille
essive graffitina graffiteina
translative graffitiksi graffiteiksi
instructive graffitein
abessive graffititta graffiteitta
comitative graffiteineen
Possessive forms of graffiti (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person graffitini graffitimme
2nd person graffitisi graffitinne
3rd person graffitinsa

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

graffiti m (uncountable)

  1. graffiti

Noun[edit]

graffiti m (plural graffitis)

  1. graffito

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

graffiti m pl

  1. plural of graffito

Participle[edit]

graffiti m pl

  1. masculine plural of graffito

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian graffiti, plural of graffito.

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

graffiti m (definite singular graffitien, indefinite plural graffitier, definite plural graffitiene)

  1. graffiti

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian graffiti, plural of graffito.

Noun[edit]

graffiti m (definite singular graffitien, indefinite plural graffitiar, definite plural graffitiane)

  1. graffiti

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English graffiti, from Italian graffiti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡrafˈfi.ti/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iti
  • Syllabification: graf‧fi‧ti

Noun[edit]

graffiti n (indeclinable)

  1. graffiti (drawings on a surface)
  2. (archaeology) graffiti (informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions)

Related terms[edit]

nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • graffiti in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • graffiti in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian graffito.

Noun[edit]

graffiti n (uncountable)

  1. graffiti

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Italian graffiti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɾaˈfiti/, [ɡɾaˈfi.t̪i]

Noun[edit]

graffiti m (plural graffitis)

  1. graffiti

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.


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

Declension[edit]

Declension of graffiti 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative graffiti graffitin
Genitive graffitis graffitins