mural

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mural, from Latin muralis, from murus (wall).

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Noun[edit]

mural (plural murals)

  1. A large painting, usually drawn on a wall.

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Adjective[edit]

mural (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a wall; on, or in, or against a wall.
    a mural quadrant
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      Disburd’nd Heav’n rejoic’d, and soon repaird
      Her mural breach
    • (Can we date this quote by Evelyn and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      In the nectarine and the like delicate mural fruit, the later your pruning, the better.
  2. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep.
    a mural precipice

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Verb[edit]

mural (third-person singular simple present murals, present participle (UK) muralling or (US) muraling, simple past and past participle (UK) muralled or (US) muraled)

  1. To create a mural.
    • 1987, Cahners Publishing Company, Restaurants & Institutions, Volume 97, Issues 5-7
      Today savvy operators and designers are stenciling, streaking, stippling, spattering, sponging, mirroring, muraling and marbleizing their way to wonderful walls.
    • 2014, Whittaker Chambers, Witness[1]:
      Its walls were devoutly muraled by artists from the John Reed Club, a Communist-controlled cultural organization.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin muralis; first attested 1839[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mural (masculine and feminine plural murals)

  1. mural

Noun[edit]

mural m (plural murals)

  1. mural

References[edit]

  1. ^ “mural” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mural, borrowed from Latin muralis.

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Adjective[edit]

mural (feminine singular murale, masculine plural muraux, feminine plural murales)

  1. mural

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin muralis.

Noun[edit]

mural m (oblique plural muraus or murax or murals, nominative singular muraus or murax or murals, nominative plural mural)

  1. wall; especially a large one

Descendants[edit]

  • French: mural

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

muro +‎ -al, or from Latin muralis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mural (plural murales)

  1. mural

Noun[edit]

mural m (plural murales)

  1. mural

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