stipple

[stip-uhl]
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:
1660–70; < Dutch stippelen, frequentative of stippen to dot, derivative of stip dot

stippler, noun
unstippled, adjective
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stipple (ˈstɪpəl)
 
vb
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
 
n
4.  the technique of stippling or a picture produced by or using stippling
 
[C18: from Dutch stippelen, from stippen to prick, from stip point]
 
'stippler
 
n

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stipple
1675, from Du. stippelen "to make points," freq. of stippen "to prick, speckle," from stip "a point," probably ult. from PIE base *st(e)ig- "pointed" (see stick (v.)).
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Example sentences
The latter are mapped as surficial material using stipple patterns over the
  plains materials.
Abandonments may be indicated by stipple or crosshatch shading.
Gunpowder stipple abrasions surrounding an entrance wound indicate that the
  shot was fired from within close range.
Decorated in three colors, with gold lines and heavy gold stipple.
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