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.]


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.


To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches which together produce an even or softly graded surface.


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Stip"ple (?), 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.


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