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Definition of mural noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mural

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BrE BrE//ˈmjʊərəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmjʊrəl//
 
Artwork and techniques, Interior décor
 
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a painting, usually a large one, done on a wall, sometimes on an outside wall of a building murals depicting Aesop’s fables See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Interior décor Word Origin late Middle English: from French, from Latin muralis, from murus ‘wall’. The adjective was first used in mural crown; later (mid 16th cent.) the sense ‘placed or executed on a wall’ arose, reflected in the current noun use (dating from the early 20th cent.).

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