1. [syn: dotted, flecked, specked, speckled, stippled]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stipple \Stip"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stippled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Stippling.] [D. stippelen to make points, to spot, dot,
from stippel, dim. of stip a dot, spot.]
1. To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving
The interlaying of small pieces can not altogether
avoid a broken, stippled, spotty effect. --Milman.
2. To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches
which together produce an even or softly graded surface.
[1913 Webster] Stipple
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having a pattern of dots [syn: dotted, flecked,
specked, speckled, stippled]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "stippled":
bespangled, blotched, blotchy, dotted, dotty, flea-bitten, flecked,
fleckered, frecked, freckled, freckly, macular, maculate,
maculated, patchy, peppered, pocked, pockmarked, pocky, pointille,
pointillistic, polka-dot, punctated, spangled, specked, speckled,
speckledy, speckly, splotched, splotchy, spotted, spotty,