criblé

adjective
cri·​blé
variants: or less commonly criblée \ (ˈ)krē¦blā \

Definition of criblé

of an engraving
: having a background pattern composed of small white dots produced by cribbling the plate — see manière criblée

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History and Etymology for criblé

French criblé, masculine, & criblée, feminine, from crible sieve

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“Criblé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cribl%C3%A9. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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