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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] graffiti

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈgɹəˌfiː.ti/, SAMPA: /"gr@%fi:.ti/

Noun

Graffiti on the Berlin Wall, November 1989

graffiti (uncountable; plural); singular: graffito or graffiti.

  1. (archaeology, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A form of vandalism involving painted text or images in public places.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any graffiti art produced as a result of that act of vandalism.

Verb

Infinitive
to graffiti

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to graffiti (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To spray graffiti onto.

Usage notes

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  • The singular graffito is preferred for the sense of inscriptions.
  • Either graffito or the uncountable graffiti may be heard in the context of vandalism/art. It appears difficult to determine the relative frequency of the two forms in this case, as the singular is rarely used in this context.

Translations

  • Spanish: graffiti m.

See also


Italian

Noun

graffiti

  1. plural of graffito, “scratched

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