wall painting

  1. mural painting executed by any of various techniques, as encaustic, tempera, fresco, or oil paint on canvas, often as an enhancement of the architecture of which the recipient wall is a part.

Origin of wall painting

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby wall painting

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How to use wall painting in a sentence

  • The old church is actually one of the aisles of the new, and here may be seen an ancient wall painting and two piscina.

    Wanderings in Wessex | Edric Holmes
  • The distinction between fresco and wall-painting is frequently forgotten.

    English Villages | P. H. Ditchfield