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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stippleverb

    engrave by means of dots and flicks

  2. stippleverb

    make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink

  3. stippleverb

    apply (paint) in small dots or strokes

  4. stipple, speckleverb

    produce a mottled effect

    "The sunlight stippled the trees"


  1. stipplenoun

    the use of small dots that give the appearance of shading; the dots thus used

  2. stippleverb

    to use small dots to give the appearance of shading


  1. stipple

    Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. Such a pattern may occur in nature and these effects are frequently emulated by artists.


  1. stipple

    Stipple refers to an art technique where a pattern or shading is created using small dots or short strokes. The dots can vary in size, frequency, and color to create different textures and depths. It can also refer to the effect or pattern created by this technique. Stippling can be seen in drawing, painting, and printmaking, among other art forms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stippleverb

    to engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving in lines

  2. Stippleverb

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

  3. Stipplenoun

    alt. of Stippling

  4. Etymology: [D. stippelen to make points, to spot, dot, from stippel, dim. of stip a dot, spot.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stipple

    stip′l, v.t. to engrave or form by means of dots or small points, as distinguished from line-engraving:—pr.p. stipp′ling; pa.p. stipp′led.n. a mode of execution in engraving and miniature-painting, in which the effect is produced by dots instead of lines: in colour-decoration, a gradation or combination of tones or tints serving as a transition between decided colours.—adj. Stipp′led.—ns. Stipp′ler, one who stipples: a coarse brush for stippling; Stipp′ling, stippled work of any kind. [Dut. stippelen, dim. of stippen, to dot.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Stipple

    a mode of engraving by dots instead of lines, each dot when magnified showing a group of small ones.


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stipple in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stipple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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