verb (used with object), stip·pled, stip·pling.
noun Also stip·pling.
Origin of stipple
Examples from the Web for stipple
Historical Examples of stipple
The student will notice in particular the stipple effect in the reproduction.
The stipple manner of engraving was a curious development of the art.Engraving for Illustration
She wanted to know the difference between a mezzotint and a stipple print.One Man in His Time
This shows the stipple effect in the face and drapery, and a broken line effect in the background.
The foregoing illustration is the first or ground work for the stipple effect produced by the aid of the fingers.
noun Also: stippling
Word Origin for stipple
1670s, from Dutch 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 (v.)).