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English definition of “stipple”

stipple

verb [T] uk   /ˈstɪ.pəl/ specialized us  
to draw or paint something using small spots or marks: She tried to create the impression of strong sunlight by stippling the canvas in yellow and white.figurative The evening sky was stippled with a few wisps of low-lying clouds.
stippling
noun [U] uk   /-ɪŋ/ specialized us  
the activity of drawing or painting using small spots or marks
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