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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Produce a mottled effect; Apply (paint) in small touches; Make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink; Engrave by means of dots and flicks.

Usage examples (36)
  • You can use sponges to stipple the paint on to the surface, giving a mottled effect.
  • Glass is a master of "stipple" portraits, a technique using tiny dots to simulate facial contours, color and shading.
  • For rosemoles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
  • : White stipple, and the ceiling fan/light fixture for more
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