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pup·pet·ry

 (pŭp′ĭ-trē)
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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puppetry

(ˈpʌpɪtrɪ)
n
1. (Theatre) the art of making and manipulating puppets and presenting puppet shows
2. unconvincing or specious presentation
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pup•pet•ry

(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.
[1520–30]
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puppetry

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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Translations
فَن تَحْريك الدُّمى
loutkářství
marionetfremstilling
bábozás
brúîugerî
bábkarstvo
kuklacılık

puppetry

[ˈpʌpɪtrɪ] Ntíteres mpl, arte m del titiritero
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puppetry

ndas Puppenspiel
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puppet

(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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The second Pakistan String Puppetry Festival began on January 14 and will continue till July 31, 2019.
Thespianz being a reputed performing arts organization of Pakistan has presented 1st time in Pakistan a longest String Puppetry Festival found of three hundred street performance of string puppetry in 2016-17.
Ten artistes received awards for their contribution in the field of traditional art forms including folk and tribal music, dance, theatre, and puppetry.