verb (used with object), stip·pled, stip·pling.
noun Also stip·pling.
- stippled epiphysis,
Origin of stipple
Examples from the Web for stippling
Of course the stippling may be done after the work is dry, but it makes a better appearance if done before the rubbing with oil.Practical Graining|William E. (William Edmund) Wall
This stippling, though everywhere present, is not very strongly marked, and a first hasty glance might overlook it.The Science of the Stars|E. Walter Maunder
The miniatures should be nicely finished without any excessive laboured finish produced by stippling or other similar methods.Illumination and its Development in the Present Day|Sidney Farnsworth
After the stippling the graining may be done in oil by wiping out.Graining and Marbling|Frederick Maire
The best color we reach is got by stippling; but this is not quite right.The Elements of Drawing|John Ruskin
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.)).