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.
The interlaying of small pieces can not altogether avoid a broken, stippled, spotty effect.Milman.
2. To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches which together produce an even or softly graded surface.
Stip"pling(?), } n. (Engraving) A mode of execution which produces the effect by dots or small points instead of lines.
(Paint.) A mode of execution in which a flat or even tint is produced by many small touches.
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