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Meaning of STIPPLE

Pronunciation:  'stipul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  produce a mottled effect; "The sunlight stippled the trees"
  2. [v]  apply in small touches, of paint
  3. [v]  make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink
  4. [v]  engrave by means of dots and flicks

STIPPLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: speckle
 See Also: cloud, dapple, engrave, mottle, paint



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stip"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stippled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Stippling}.] [D. stippelen to make points, to spot, dot,
    from stippel, dim. of stip a dot, spot.]
    1. To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving
       in lines.
             The interlaying of small pieces can not altogether
             avoid a broken, stippled, spotty effect. --Milman.
    2. To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches
       which together produce an even or softly graded surface.
  2. \Stip"ple\, Stippling \Stip"pling\, n. (Engraving)
    A mode of execution which produces the effect by dots or
    small points instead of lines.
    2. (Paint.) A mode of execution in which a flat or even tint
       is produced by many small touches.