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English definition of “stipple”

stipple

verb [T]     /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 .Painting, drawing and printing stippling     /-ɪŋ/ noun [U] specialized the activity of drawing or painting using small spots or marks Painting, drawing and printing
(Definition of stipple verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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