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stipple

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈstɪ.pəl/ specialized
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   us   /-ɪŋ/ specialized
the activity of drawing or painting using small spots or marks
Translations of “stipple”
in Chinese (Traditional) 點畫,點彩畫出…
in Chinese (Simplified) 点画,点彩画出…
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