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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: muralis 'of a wall', from murus 'wall'

mural

noun
     
Related topics: Visual, Painting and Drawing
mu‧ral [countable]
AVP a painting that is painted on a wall, either inside or outside a building [↪ fresco]
mural adjective [only before noun]

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