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stipple

[stip-uh l] /ˈstɪp əl/
verb (used with object), stippled, stippling.
1.
to paint, engrave, or draw by means of dots or small touches.
noun, Also, stippling
2.
the method of painting, engraving, etc., by stippling.
3.
stippled work; a painting, engraving, or the like, executed by means of dots or small spots.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Dutch stippelen, frequentative of stippen to dot, derivative of stip dot
Related forms
stippler, noun
unstippled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stipples

stipple

/ˈstɪpəl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to draw, engrave, or paint using dots or flecks
2.
to apply paint, powder, etc, to (something) with many light dabs
3.
to give (wet paint, cement, etc) a granular effect
noun
4.
the technique of stippling or a picture produced by or using stippling
Derived Forms
stippler, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Dutch stippelen, from stippen to prick, from stip point
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Word Origin and History for stipples

stipple

v.

1670s, from Dutch stippelen "to make points," frequentative of stippen "to prick, speckle," from stip "a point," probably ultimately from PIE root *st(e)ig- "pointed" (see stick (v.)).

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