verb (used with object), stip·pled, stip·pling.
noun Also stip·pling.
- stippled epiphysis,
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
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.)).