Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stipple

4 senses of stipple

Sense 1
stipple -- (engrave by means of dots and flicks)
       => engrave, etch -- (carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block; "engrave a letter")

Sense 2
stipple -- (make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink)
       => paint -- (make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden")

Sense 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")

Sense 4
stipple, speckle -- (produce a mottled effect; "The sunlight stippled the trees")
       => mottle, dapple, cloud -- (colour with streaks or blotches of different shades)

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