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stipple

stip·ple

stipple

 
 
pronunciation:
stI pl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stippled, stipples, stippling
definition: to render part or the whole of (a painting, drawing, or engraving) in dots, points, or dabs.
similar words:
freak
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a method of painting, drawing, or engraving by applying small points, dots, or dabs to a surface.
The artist has used stipple to create the delicate shading in his drawing.
definition 2: a work produced by such a method.
derivations: stippler (n.), stippling (n.)