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stippled drawing

stip·ple

 (stĭp′əl)
tr.v. stip·pled, stip·pling, stip·ples
1. To draw, engrave, or paint in dots or short strokes.
2. To apply (paint, for example) in dots or short strokes.
3. To dot, fleck, or speckle: "They crossed a field stippled with purple weeds" (Flannery O'Connor).
n.
1. A method of drawing, engraving, or painting using dots or short strokes.
2. The effect produced by stippling.

[Dutch stippelen, frequentative of stippen, to speckle, from stip, dot, from Middle Dutch.]

stip′pler n.
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stipple

(ˈstɪpəl)
vb (tr)
1. (Art Terms) to draw, engrave, or paint using dots or flecks
2. (Art Terms) to apply paint, powder, etc, to (something) with many light dabs
3. (Building) to give (wet paint, cement, etc) a granular effect
n
(Art Terms) the technique of stippling or a picture produced by or using stippling
[C18: from Dutch stippelen, from stippen to prick, from stip point]
ˈstippler n
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stip•ple

(ˈstɪp əl)

v. -pled, -pling,
n. v.t.
1. to paint, engrave, or draw by means of dots or small touches.
n.
2. the method of painting, engraving, etc., by stippling.
3. stippled work.
Also, stip′pling.
[1660–70; < Dutch stippelen]
stip′pler, n.
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stipple


Past participle: stippled
Gerund: stippling

Imperative
stipple
stipple
Present
I stipple
you stipple
he/she/it stipples
we stipple
you stipple
they stipple
Preterite
I stippled
you stippled
he/she/it stippled
we stippled
you stippled
they stippled
Present Continuous
I am stippling
you are stippling
he/she/it is stippling
we are stippling
you are stippling
they are stippling
Present Perfect
I have stippled
you have stippled
he/she/it has stippled
we have stippled
you have stippled
they have stippled
Past Continuous
I was stippling
you were stippling
he/she/it was stippling
we were stippling
you were stippling
they were stippling
Past Perfect
I had stippled
you had stippled
he/she/it had stippled
we had stippled
you had stippled
they had stippled
Future
I will stipple
you will stipple
he/she/it will stipple
we will stipple
you will stipple
they will stipple
Future Perfect
I will have stippled
you will have stippled
he/she/it will have stippled
we will have stippled
you will have stippled
they will have stippled
Future Continuous
I will be stippling
you will be stippling
he/she/it will be stippling
we will be stippling
you will be stippling
they will be stippling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stippling
you have been stippling
he/she/it has been stippling
we have been stippling
you have been stippling
they have been stippling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stippling
you will have been stippling
he/she/it will have been stippling
we will have been stippling
you will have been stippling
they will have been stippling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stippling
you had been stippling
he/she/it had been stippling
we had been stippling
you had been stippling
they had been stippling
Conditional
I would stipple
you would stipple
he/she/it would stipple
we would stipple
you would stipple
they would stipple
Past Conditional
I would have stippled
you would have stippled
he/she/it would have stippled
we would have stippled
you would have stippled
they would have stippled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stipple - engrave by means of dots and flicks
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
engrave, etch - carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block; "engrave a letter"
2.stipple - make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
paint - make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
3.stipple - apply (paint) in small dots or strokes
paint - make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
4.stipple - produce a mottled effect; "The sunlight stippled the trees"
dapple, mottle, cloud - colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
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stipple

verb
To mark with many small spots:
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Translations

stipple

[ˈstɪpl] VTpuntear
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stipple

vt picturein der Tupfentechnik malen; painttupfen, in Tupfen auftragen
vidie Tupfentechnik anwenden
nTupfen pl; (= technique)Tupfentechnik f
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