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Meaning of mural

mu•ral

Pronunciation: (myoor'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a large picture painted or affixed directly on a wall or ceiling.
  2. a greatly enlarged photograph attached directly to a wall.
  3. a wallpaper pattern representing a landscape or the like, often with very widely spaced repeats so as to produce the effect of a mural painting on a wall of average size; a trompe l'oeil.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a wall.
  2. executed on or affixed to a wall: mural inscriptions.
  3. pertaining to any of several astronomical instruments that were affixed to a wall aligned on the plane of a meridian, and were formerly used to measure the altitude of celestial bodies: a mural quadrant; a mural circle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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