[myoo r-uh-liz-uh m]

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

an artistic movement identified chiefly with the Mexican painters José Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Siqueiros and exemplified by their grand-scale, narrative murals on humanitarian, social, and political themes.

Nearby words

  1. mural crown,
  2. mural endocarditis,
  3. mural thrombosis,
  4. mural thrombus,
  5. muraled,
  6. muralist,
  7. muralitharan,
  8. muramidase,
  9. murano,
  10. murasaki shikibu

Origin of muralism

mural + -ism; compare Spanish muralismo Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019