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Definition of stipple verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stipple

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stipple
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpl//
 
he / she / it stipples
BrE BrE//ˈstɪplz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪplz//
 
past simple stippled
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpld//
 
past participle stippled
BrE BrE//ˈstɪpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪpld//
 
-ing form stippling
BrE BrE//ˈstɪplɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪplɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] stipple something (specialist) to paint or draw something using small dots or marks a stippled effect Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Dutch stippelen, frequentative of stippen ‘to prick’, from stip ‘a point’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stipple