One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ornamented with a design or pattern composed of fine dots. Of a tool: used to engrave or incise such designs.
Decorative work made with a series of fine dots; a garment, etc., decorated in this way. Also figurative. Now rare.
Late 19th century. From French pointillé, past participle of pointiller to mark or represent with small points or dots from point + -iller, frequentative suffix.
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