stip|ple [ˈstıpəl] v [T]
[Date: 1700-1800; : Dutch; Origin: stippelen]
to draw or paint a picture or pattern using short ↑strokes or spots instead of lines
>stippled adj
>stippling n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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(by dots, instead of lines)

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  • Stipple — Stip ple, Stippling Stip pling, n. (Engraving) A mode of execution which produces the effect by dots or small points instead of lines. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paint.) A mode of execution in which a flat or even tint is produced by many small touches.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stipple — 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.] 1. To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving in lines. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stipple — (v.) 1670s, from Du. stippelen to make points, frequentative of stippen to prick, speckle, from stip a point, probably ultimately from PIE root *st(e)ig pointed (see STICK (Cf. stick) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stipple — vb *spot, spatter, sprinkle, mottle, fleck, marble, speckle, spangle, bespangle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stipple — ► VERB 1) mark (a surface) with numerous small dots or specks. 2) produce a decorative effect on (paint or other material) by roughening its surface when wet. ► NOUN ▪ the process, technique, or effect of stippling. ORIGIN Dutch stippelen to… …   English terms dictionary

  • stipple — [stip′əl] vt. stippled, stippling [Du stippelen < stippel, a speckle, dim. of stip, a point, akin to stippen, to prick: for IE base see STIFF] 1. to paint, draw, engrave, or apply in small points or dots rather than in lines or solid areas 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • stipple — UK [ˈstɪp(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms stipple : present tense I/you/we/they stipple he/she/it stipples present participle stippling past tense stippled past participle stippled to make a pattern of small marks on a surface …   English dictionary

  • stipple and stipple brush —    Stipple is a drawing, painting, or engraving method employing dots rather than lines. Stippled works can be produced with any of a variety of tools, including pencils, crayons, pens, and brushes. see thumbnail to rightThe broadly distributed… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Stipple-throated Antwren — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • stipple-throated antwren — pilkataškė karietaitinė skruzdlesė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Myrmotherula haematonota angl. stipple throated antwren vok. Östlicher Graubrust Ameisenschlüpfer, m rus. серогрудая крапивниковая муравьеловка, f pranc.… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • stipple paper — noun : a paper similar to stipple board …   Useful english dictionary

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