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mu·ral

 (myo͝or′əl)
n.
A very large image, such as a painting or enlarged photograph, applied directly to a wall or ceiling.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a wall.
2. Painted on or applied to a wall.

[Middle English, of a wall, from Old French, from Latin mūrālis, from mūrus, wall.]

mu′ral·ist n.

mural

(ˈmjʊərəl)
n
(Art Terms) a large painting or picture on a wall
adj
(Building) of or relating to a wall
[C15: from Latin mūrālis, from mūrus wall]
ˈmuralist n

mu•ral

(ˈmyʊər əl)

n.
1. a large picture painted directly on a wall or ceiling.
2. a greatly enlarged photograph attached directly to a wall.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or like a wall.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin mūrālis=mūr(us) wall + -ālis -al1]
mu′ral•ist, n.

mural

A painting or decoration applied to a wall, usually executed in oil, fresco, or tempera.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mural - a painting that is applied to a wall surfacemural - a painting that is applied to a wall surface
fresco - a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
Adj.1.mural - of or relating to walls; "mural painting"
Translations
رَسْمَه جِداريَّه
nástěnný
vægmaleri
falfestmény
veggmálverk
sienas gleznojums
nástenný
duvar resmi

mural

[ˈmjʊərəl]
A. ADJmural
B. Nmural m, pintura f mural

mural

[ˈmjʊərəl] npeinture f murale

mural

nWandgemälde nt
adjWand-; mural paintingWandmalerei f

mural

[ˈmjʊərl]
1. adjmurale

mural

(ˈmjuərəl) noun
a painting that is painted directly on to a wall.

mu·ral

a. mural, rel. a las paredes de un órgano o parte.
References in classic literature ?
The inner walls of the church were placarded with large mural tablets of copper, bearing engraved inscriptions celebrating the merits of old Heilbronn worthies of two or three centuries ago, and also bearing rudely painted effigies of themselves and their families tricked out in the queer costumes of those days.
The room was well lighted by a number of large windows and was beautifully decorated with mural paintings and mosaics, but upon all there seemed to rest that indefinable touch of the finger of antiquity which convinced me that the architects and builders of these wondrous creations had nothing in common with the crude half-brutes which now occupied them.
It was a noble gathering of the fairest and the swiftest, each bearing at the bow the carved emblem of her name, as in a gallery of plaster-casts, figures of women with mural crowns, women with flowing robes, with gold fillets on their hair or blue scarves round their waists, stretching out rounded arms as if to point the way; heads of men helmeted or bare; full lengths of warriors, of kings, of statesmen, of lords and princesses, all white from top to toe; with here and there a dusky turbaned figure, bedizened in many colours, of some Eastern sultan or hero, all inclined forward under the slant of mighty bowsprits as if eager to begin another run of 11,000 miles in their leaning attitudes.
Only in the most ancient of our legends and in the mural paintings of the deserted cities of the dead sea-bottoms are depicted such a race of auburn-haired, fair-skinned people.
There were mural paintings, too, depicting great historic events of the past.
Even if any brain in Raveloe had put the said two facts together, I doubt whether a combination so injurious to the prescriptive respectability of a family with a mural monument and venerable tankards, would not have been suppressed as of unsound tendency.
Turan noted the magnificence of the interior architecture of the palace, the lavish expenditure of precious jewels and metals, the gorgeous mural decorations which depicted almost exclusively martial scenes, and principally duels which seemed to be fought upon jetan boards of heroic size.
Ogg's--chatted amusingly over his port-wine, did a little amateur farming, and had certainly been an excellent husband and father; at church, when he went there, he sat under the handsomest of mural monuments erected to the memory of his wife.
Disburd'nd Heav'n rejoic'd, and soon repaird Her mural breach, returning whence it rowld.
Suspense, she felt, was in the air, and when her sight cleared, saw, indeed, a mural tablet of a footless bird brooding upon the carven motto, " Wayte awhyle--wayte awhyle.
One such mural by Iranian painter Mehdi Qadyanloo is on the Shahid Sattari highway to Mehrabad airport.
But the iconic mural of the Jewish exodus could soon be whitewashed because the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center that commissioned it has moved, and the building's new owners don't want to keep it.