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graf·fi·ti

 (grə-fē′tē)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Drawings or inscriptions made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and so as to be seen by the public.

[Italian, pl. of graffito; see graffito.]
Usage Note: The word graffiti is a plural noun in Italian. In English graffiti is far more common than the singular form graffito and is mainly used as a singular noun in much the same way data is. When the reference is to a particular inscription (as in There was a bold graffiti on the wall), the form graffito would be etymologically correct but might strike some readers as pedantic outside an archaeological context. There is no substitute for the singular use of graffiti when the word is used as a mass noun to refer to inscriptions in general or to the related social phenomenon: Graffiti is a major problem for the Transit Authority Police.
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graffiti

(ɡræˈfiːtiː)
pl n, sing -to (-təʊ)
1. (sometimes with singular verb) drawings, messages, etc, often obscene, scribbled on the walls of public lavatories, advertising posters, etc
2. (Archaeology) archaeol inscriptions or drawings scratched or carved onto a surface, esp rock or pottery
vb, past part graffitiing or graffiting
3. (intr; often passive) to be inscribed or defaced with graffiti: the wall was graffitied with offensive material.
4. to inscribe or draw graffiti on (a wall, etc)
[C19: graffito from Italian: a little scratch, from graffio, from Latin graphium stylus, from Greek grapheion; see graft1]
grafˈfitist n
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graf•fi•ti

(grəˈfi ti)

n.
1. pl. of graffito.
2. (used with a pl. v.) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written or sketched on a sidewalk, wall, or the like.
3. (used with a sing. v.) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears there these days.
[1850–55; < Italian; compare graphic, graft1]
graf•fi′tist, n.
usage: In formal speech and writing graffiti usually takes a plural verb. In less formal contexts it is sometimes considered a mass noun used with a singular verb. graffito is found mostly in archaeological and other technical writing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.graffiti - a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
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Translations
كِتابات ونقوش على الجُدراننُقُوش
graffitigraffity
graffiti
graffiti
grafiti
falfirkák
veggjakrot
落書き
낙서
piešiniai ant sienųužrašai
grafītiuzraksti uz sienām
nápisy/kresby na stene
klotter
duvar yazısıgrafiti
hình vẽ hoặc chữ viết trên tường

graffiti

[grəˈfiːtɪ]
A. NPLgraffiti msing or pl, pintadas fpl
B. CPD graffiti artist Nartista mf de graffiti
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graffiti

[grəˈfiːti] nplgraffiti m
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graffiti

plGraffiti pl, → Wandschmierereien pl (pej); a piece of graffitieine Wandschmiererei, ein Graffito nt
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graffiti

[grəˈfiːtɪ] nplgraffiti mpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

graffiti

(grəˈfiːti) noun singular or plural
words or drawings scratched or painted on a wall etc.
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graffiti

نُقُوش graffiti graffiti Graffiti γκράφιτι grafiti, pintadas graffiti graffiti grafiti graffiti 落書き 낙서 graffiti graffiti graffiti grafito, pichação граффити klotter ภาพวาดหรือคำต่างๆ ที่วาดหรือสเปรย์ลงบนกำแพงหรือโปสเตอร์ grafiti hình vẽ hoặc chữ viết trên tường 涂鸦
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The graffiti was painted on the wall that runs along the A5, between Llangollen and Corwen, several days ago, but shortly afterwards was defaced with the Nazi symbols.
The ruins of what was once a car garage were still visible on the property, but the main attraction was the length of wall running along the property, covered in a rainbow of large graffiti pieces: artists' monikers written in Latin and Arabic lettering interspersed with faces and animal figures.
Graffiti, on Victoria Street, shared the news on social media, saying it was the "end of an era" for the club.
MORE than 100 incidents of racist graffiti were recorded in County Durham in the past two-and-a-half years.
A Freedom of Information request, submitted toDurham County Council,lists the number of graffiti reports between July 28, 2016 and November 1, 2018.