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Verb: stipple  sti-pul
  1. (art) engrave by means of dots and flicks
     
  2. (art) make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink
     
  3. Apply (paint) in small dots or strokes
     
  4. Produce a mottled effect
    "The sunlight stippled the trees";
    - speckle

Derived forms: stippled, stipples, stippling

Type of: cloud, dapple, engrave, etch, mottle, paint

Encyclopedia: Stipple