Definition of Graffiti

1. Noun. A rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls.

Exact synonyms: Graffito
Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation



Definition of Graffiti

1. n. pl. Inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.

Definition of Graffiti

1. Noun. (chiefly uncountable) A form of vandalism involving painting text or images in public places. ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly uncountable) A form of art involving painting text or images in public places. ¹

3. Noun. (archaeology countable) Informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions. ¹

4. Verb. To create such images ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Graffiti

1. to draw graffiti on [v -TIED, -TIING or -TING, -TIS]

Graffiti Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graffiti

graecized
graecizes
graecizing
graemite
graeserite
graf
graf artist
graf artists
graff
graffage
graffages
graffed
graffer
graffers
graffing
graffiti (current term)
graffiti artist
graffiti artists
graffiti bomber
graffitied
graffitiing
graffitilike
graffiting
graffitis
graffitist
graffitists
graffito
graffs
graft
graft-versus-host

Literary usage of Graffiti

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1. Debris from a Public Dining Place in the Athenian Agora by Susan I. Rotroff, John Howard Oakley (1992)
"230-232) of a type thought to emanate from a single shop.56 graffiti Aside from 5: ligatures, which will be discussed elsewhere, there were a number of ..."

2. Painted Tombs in the Necropolis of Marissa (Marēshah). by John Punnett Peters, Hermann Thiersch (1905)
"The inscriptions proper, the graffiti, are generally, but not always, the older, ... I. The graffiti in Tomb I.— 1. Above the right hand (southern) ..."

3. A Handbook of Greek and Roman Coins by Sir George Francis Hill (1899)
"Like other antiquities, coins sometimes bear graffiti, or inscriptions more or less ... The great majority of such graffiti seem to be dedicatory formulae, ..."

4. Pompeii, Its Life and Art by August Mau (1907)
"graffiti are sometimes useful for the identification of buildings ; so in the case of ... Several hundred graffiti present merely the name of the scribbler, ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"I knew her as a probation officer before she graduated law school —Scott Turow, Presumed Innocent, 1987 graffiti, graffito Before the 1960's, graffiti and ..."

6. Karanòg: The Romano-Nubian Cemetery by Leonard Woolley, David Randall-MacIver (1910)
"THE majority of the Greek and Demotic graffiti occur in amphorae (F xii) ... Taking the graffiti in order, first the Greek, which are printed in the top ..."

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