1. [ verb ] (fine art) apply in small touches, of paint
Related terms: paint stippler
2. [ verb ] (fine art) make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink
Related terms: paint art
3. [ verb ] (printing) engrave by means of dots and flicks
Related terms: engrave art
4. [ verb ] produce a mottled effect
Synonyms: speckle

"The sunlight stippled the trees"

Related terms: mottle spot
Similar spelling:   stippler