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stipple

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Painting and drawing
stipplestip‧ple /ˈstɪpəl/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 AVPPAINTto draw or paint a picture or pattern using short strokes or spots instead of linesstippled adjectivestippling noun [uncountable]
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stippleThe result is an earthy look, which can be colour-rubbed, antiqued, stippled, crackle glazed or dragged.His face smashed a pane low down in the french window and went through, stippling Goldman's shoes with blood.The sphere was finely stippled, pocked here and there with hatches or spiked with communication towers.We made the non-slip surfaces by stippling the tops with a bass broom - a fairly new one works best.The walls were stippled with some kind of wartime stucco that had the texture of dried oatmeal.The dunes were stippled with the white heads and sore-burnt faces of the children.
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Verb table
stipple
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystipple
he, she, itstipples
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystippled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stippled
he, she, ithas stippled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stippled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stipple
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stippled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stippling
he, she, itis stippling
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you, we, theyare stippling
Past
I, he, she, itwas stippling
you, we, theywere stippling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stippling
he, she, ithas been stippling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stippling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stippling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stippling
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