verb (used with object), stip·pled, stip·pling.
noun Also stip·pling.
Origin of stipple
Examples from the Web for stipple
In the really handsome fan engraved in stipple by Godefroy we have an apotheosis of Bonaparte.History of the Fan|George Woolliscroft Rhead
Even the dots of a stipple are not made in that aimless fashion which their appearance might at first suggest.Engraving for Illustration|Joseph Kirkbride
Let the grain or stipple be seen in all parts suitable in fineness to the size of the head.Photography in the Studio and in the Field|Edward M. Estabrooke
This shows the stipple effect in the face and drapery, and a broken line effect in the background.Crayon Portraiture|Jerome A. Barhydt
In stipple engraving, the burin and the dry point are used alternately, according to the degree of vigour or delicacy required.Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History|Henri Delaborde
British Dictionary definitions for stipple
noun Also: stippling
Word Origin for stipple
Word Origin and History 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.)).