To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving in lines.
- To draw, engrave, or paint in dots or short strokes.
- To apply (paint, for example) in dots or short strokes.
- To dot, fleck, or speckle: "They crossed a field stippled with purple weeds” ( Flannery O'Connor).
- A method of drawing, engraving, or painting using dots or short strokes.
- The effect produced by stippling.