EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mural (plural murals)

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

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mural (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a wall; on, or in, or against a wall.
    a mural quadrant
    • (Can we date this quote by Milton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Disburden'd Heav'n rejoiced, and soon repair'd / 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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VerbEdit

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
      Its walls were devoutly muraled by artists from the John Reed Club, a Communist-controlled cultural organization.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mural (masculine and feminine plural murals)

  1. mural

NounEdit

mural m (plural murals)

  1. mural

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mural, borrowed from Latin muralis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. mural

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin muralis.

NounEdit

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

DescendantsEdit

  • French: mural

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

muro +‎ -al, or from Latin muralis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mural (plural murales)

  1. mural

NounEdit

mural m (plural murales)

  1. mural

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