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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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"
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Translations
دُمْيَه مُتَحَرِّكَه
loutkamarioneta
marionetdukke
marionettbábú
leikbrúîa, strengjabrúîa
marionetė
marionete
marioneta

marionette

[ˌmærɪəˈnet] Ntítere m, marioneta f
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marionette

[ˌmæriəˈnɛt] n (= puppet) → marionnette f
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marionette

nMarionette f
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marionette

[ˌmærɪəˈnɛt] nmarionetta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

marionette

(mӕriəˈnet) noun
a type of puppet moved by strings.
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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!"
To think I tried so hard to make you a well-behaved Marionette! I deserve it, however!
Heidi Pearson, Peggy Pearson's daughter, is carrying on the family's marionette tradition,: adding comedy and audience participation using hand and rod puppets.
The marionette can suggest the inner essence better than the all-too-obviously-human actor.
favourably compares the physical skill of a marionette controlled by mechanical crank to that of a professional dancer.
They are divided by large fresh water fish tank built right into the wall and the rooms include computers, entertainment systems and other equipment designed for therapeutic play, art therapy, arts and crafts, marionette making, video creation and other activities that assist with pain management and relaxation for these young patients.
There are approximately 25 professional puppet and marionette companies working in Switzerland, some fully staffed organisations, complete with their own theatres, other itinerant troupes that perform in community centres, schools and other public spaces.