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.
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How to use mural in a sentence
Visitors to the house are greeted by a neon mural of magic mushrooms and UFOs flanking the foyer and its rainbow light-up staircase.
You used to be able to book a visit to the Commodilla catacombs to see the famous 4th Century mural depiction of a bearded Christ.Investors look to buck a four-week losing streak, sending global stocks higher | Bernhard Warner | September 28, 2020 | Fortune
In a statement, Lightfoot said the effort “is not just about a single statue or mural, but how we create a platform to channel our city’s dynamic civic energy to purposefully reflect our values as Chicagoans.”A Closer Look at the Public Art at Chicago Police Stations | by Logan Jaffe | August 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Knowing the significance of murals to living communities, someone developed a script tool that allows 128×128-pixel images to be stored on a map object that can be placed on the side of a block.
The art scene rivals that of other cities like San Francisco, with murals painting the town all over.
Mastrion immediately decided to change her concept to a mural of the band.
The program began about two years ago with artist Jet Martinez, who painted a brightly hued floral mural in Building 18.
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 | Jessica Dawson | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The teachers encouraged him, gave him a school wall for a mural.
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.
What remains to us, in the mural decorations of Pompeii and the designs on vases, seem to confirm the criticisms of the ancients.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
This is intended for mural decoration only—like something dignified and inspiring—over a bar.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
We have but little important mural painting in this country.Line and Form (1900) | Walter Crane
Modern opportunities of mural decoration are chiefly domestic.Line and Form (1900) | Walter Crane
Orso and his wife went down into the ancient building, pulled out their pencils, and began to sketch the mural paintings.Columba | Prosper Merimee
British Dictionary definitions for mural
a large painting or picture on a wall
of or relating to a wall
- muralist, noun
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Cultural definitions for mural
A painting, usually large, made directly on a wall.
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