- a large picture painted or affixed directly on a wall or ceiling.
- a greatly enlarged photograph attached directly to a wall.
- a wallpaper pattern representing a landscape or the like, often with very widely spaced repeats so as to produce the effect of a mural painting on a wall of average size; a trompe l'oeil.
- of, relating to, or resembling a wall.
- executed on or affixed to a wall: mural inscriptions.
- pertaining to any of several astronomical instruments that were affixed to a wall aligned on the plane of a meridian, and were formerly used to measure the altitude of celestial bodies: a mural quadrant; a mural circle.
Origin of mural
Examples from the Web for mural
Mastrion immediately decided to change her concept to a mural of the band.Beastie Boys Return to Paul’s Boutique
July 29, 2014
By April 17, Warhol had written a letter to the Department of Public Works authorizing that the mural be painted over.The Most Wanted Warhol: A Scandal at the 1964 World’s Fair
April 25, 2014
The teachers encouraged him, gave him a school wall for a mural.The Ballad of Johnny France
Richard Ben Cramer
January 12, 2014
Like a masterpiece—or a mural across the side of a subway car—the art of graffiti seemed to spring up overnight in New York City.5 Pointz: When Graffiti Was King
November 24, 2013
Now, he was flanked by a mural of pastel-colored ice-cream cones.Can the Syrian Rebels Unite?
November 30, 2012
Congress had voted money for mural paintings for the rotunda of the Capitol.The Age of Invention
They, too, like the Egyptians, embellished their tombs with mural paintings.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
A mural tablet might be set in the front of the central building, at a small expense.Tea Leaves
He meant that the faces of many of the figures in the mural were still blank.2 B R 0 2 B
The coins of Zamasp have the usual inflated ball and mural crown, but with a crescent in place of the front limb of the crown.
- a large painting or picture on a wall
- of or relating to a wall
Word Origin and History for mural
painting on a wall, 1921, short for mural painting (1850), from mural (adj.) "pertaining to walls" (mid-15c.), from Latin muralis "of a wall," from murus "wall" (Old Latin moiros, moerus), from PIE *mei- "to fix; to build fences or fortifications" (cf. Old English mære "boundary, border, landmark;" Old Norse -mæri "boundary, border-land;" Latin munire "to fortify, protect").
- Of or relating to the wall of any cavity.
A painting, usually large, made directly on a wall.