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mar·i·o·nette

 (măr′ē-ə-nĕt′)
n.
A jointed puppet manipulated from above by strings or wires attached to its limbs.

[French marionnette, from Old French, musical instrument, diminutive of mariole, the Virgin Mary (influenced by the name Marion), from diminutive of Marie, Mary, from Late Latin Maria; see Mary1.]

marionette

(ˌmærɪəˈnɛt)
n
(Games, other than specified) an articulated puppet or doll whose jointed limbs are moved by strings
[C17: from French, from Marion, diminutive of Marie Mary + -ette]

mar•i•on•ette

(ˌmær i əˈnɛt)

n.
a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.
[1610–20; < French marionnette, Middle French mariole a small figure of the Virgin Mary]
puppet, marionette - The word puppet originally meant "doll," and a puppet usually goes on the hand and arm, while a marionette (or string puppet) is a jointed figure with strings or wires.
See also related terms for strings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marionette - a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteermarionette - a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
figure - a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
Translations
دُمْيَه مُتَحَرِّكَه
loutkamarioneta
marionetdukke
marionettbábú
leikbrúîa, strengjabrúîa
marionetė
marionete
marioneta

marionette

[ˌmærɪəˈnet] Ntítere m, marioneta f

marionette

[ˌmæriəˈnɛt] n (= puppet) → marionnette f

marionette

nMarionette f

marionette

[ˌmærɪəˈnɛt] nmarionetta

marionette

(mӕriəˈnet) noun
a type of puppet moved by strings.
References in classic literature ?
As soon as he gets home, Geppetto fashions the Marionette and calls it Pinocchio.
As soon as he reached home, Geppetto took his tools and began to cut and shape the wood into a Marionette.
After choosing the name for his Marionette, Geppetto set seriously to work to make the hair, the forehead, the eyes.
He took hold of the Marionette under the arms and put him on the floor to teach him to walk.
But the people in the street, seeing a wooden Marionette running like the wind, stood still to stare and to laugh until they cried.
If we leave that poor Marionette in his hands he may tear him to pieces
THE aim of artist Iorwen James in the new 'Lifting the Veil' exhibition at Storiel museum and art gallery in Bangor is to portray the marionette as a medium conveying character and emotion, and to reflect upon their theatrical importance.
A THUNDERBIRDS marionette is expected to fetch up to PS7,000 at auction.
classroom implementation: marionette design challenge (engineering a play)
A group of inanimate objects endowed with uncanny life, someone at work designing them, a nod to the unconscious, an object whose age introduces the principle of memory: The Marionette Maker, 2014, seems to me to be a parable of artmaking, in more ways than the obvious one that it is named after a maker of sculptural figures.
According to Carr, following that, Craig planned to build a large marionette theatre with screens on casters and, after that, another stage to be built on an immensely larger scale and equipped with the movable screens and fixed pillars.
There were seven in all, including a portable marionette theatre.