Stipple

Definition of Stipple

Stip´ple
v. t.1.To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving in lines.
[imp. & p. p. Stippled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stippling .]
2.To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches which together produce an even or softly graded surface.
n.1.(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.

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