- Present participle of stencil.
Variant of stencil
transitive verbstenciled or stencilled, stenciling or stencilling
to make, mark, or paint with a stencil
Origin of stencil; from Middle English stansilen, to ornament with spangles ; from Old French estenceler ; from estencele, spangle, spark ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form stincilla, for Classical Latin scintilla, spark: see scintillate
- a thin sheet, as of paper, metal, or impermeable film, with holes cut through in the shape of letters or designs: when ink, paint, etc. is spread over the stencil, the letters or designs are marked on the surface beneath
- a pattern, design, letter, etc. made by stenciling