graffito graffito

Definition(s):

  • (n) a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls

Usage(s):

  1. In the British Museum, there is a 2,700-year-old graffito version scratched onto a limestone gateway to a palace in Khorsabad, once the capital of Assyria.
  2. In this sense Read regards the graffito as the purest form of human expression.
  3. The graffito was duly erased with white paint before the ceremony.

News

  • Owners tackle city’s graffiti trouble

    We’ve all seen it. But the owners of buildings around the community have seen too much of it and have had to deal with getting rid of it. “It” is graffiti (or “graffito” as it says in the huge, 1934 dictionary in the Springfield News-Sun’s editorial department.) You know, those painted words and symbols that show up on various structures, sometimes in the oddest places. The practice is also ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: Springfield News-Sun

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