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n. pl. pup·pet·ries
1. The art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows.
2. The actions of puppets.
3. A stilted or artificial dramatic performance.
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1. (Theatre) the art of making and manipulating puppets and presenting puppet shows
2. unconvincing or specious presentation
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(ˈpʌp ɪ tri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the art of making puppets or presenting puppet shows.
2. action of or as if of puppets.
3. puppets collectively.
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the art of making and handling puppets.
See also: Performing
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puppetry - the art of making puppets and presenting puppet showspuppetry - the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
2.puppetry - a stilted dramatic performance (as if by puppets)
dramatisation, dramatization - a dramatic representation
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(ˈpapit) noun
a doll that can be moved eg by wires, or by putting the hand inside the body.
ˈpuppetry noun
the art of making puppets and producing puppet shows.
ˈpuppet-show noun
a play etc performed by puppets.
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