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Adjective: stippled  sti-puld
  1. Having a pattern of dots
    "The portrait disintegrates into a stippled pattern when seen from close up";
    - dotted, flecked, specked, speckled
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

See also: patterned

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

Encyclopedia: Stipple