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stipple

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transitive verb stip·ple \ˈsti-pəl\

Simple Definition of stipple

  • : to draw or paint small dots on (something)

Full Definition of stipple

stip·pledstip·pling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\

  1. 1 :  to engrave by means of dots and flicks

  2. 2a :  to make by small short touches (as of paint or ink) that together produce an even or softly graded shadowb :  to apply (as paint) by repeated small touches

  3. 3 :  speckle, fleck

stip·pler play \-p(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of stipple

  1. <the sunlight falling through the lace curtain stippled her face>



Origin of stipple

Dutch stippelen to spot, dot


First Known Use: circa 1762

Rhymes with stipple


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stipple

noun stip·ple

Definition of stipple

  1. :  production of gradation of light and shade in graphic art by stippling small points, larger dots, or longer strokes; also :  an effect produced in this way



1837

First Known Use of stipple

1837


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