puppetry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1528 1. the production or creation of puppets or puppet shows 2. the art of manipulating puppets

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  • Puppetry — is a form of theatre or performance which involves the manipulation of puppets. It is very ancient, and is believed to have originated 30,000 years BC. [ Puppetry and Puppets/Eileen Blumenthal/Thames Hudson/2005/ISBN 13 978 0 500 51226 5]… …   Wikipedia

  • Puppetry — Pup pet*ry, n. Action or appearance resembling that of a puppet, or puppet show; hence, mere form or show; affectation. [1913 Webster] Puppetry of the English laws of divorce. Chambers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puppetry — [pup′ə trē] n. the art of making or operating puppets or producing puppet shows …   English World dictionary

  • puppetry — /pup i tree/, n., pl. puppetries. 1. the art of making puppets or presenting puppet shows. 2. the action of puppets. 3. mummery; mere show. 4. puppets collectively. [1520 30; see PUPPET, RY] * * * Art of creating and manipulating puppets in a… …   Universalium

  • puppetry — puppet ► NOUN 1) a movable model of a person or animal, moved either by strings or by a hand inside it, used to entertain. 2) a person under the control of another. DERIVATIVES puppeteer noun puppetry noun. ORIGIN later form of POPPET(Cf. ↑poppet …   English terms dictionary

  • puppetry — noun a) The art of making, and performing with puppets b) The action of a puppet, or a stilted or puppet like dramatic performance …   Wiktionary

  • Puppetry —    Puppets, inanimate figures manipulated by a puppeteer, have been seen by audiences since the beginning of American theatre. Whether hand puppets or marionettes (puppets manipulated by strings), these iconic human symbols date to the beginning… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • puppetry — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. exhibition, mummery, play; see act 2 , performance 2 , show 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • puppetry — pup|pet|ry [ˈpʌpıtri] n [U] the art of performing with puppets …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • puppetry — pÊŒpɪtrɪ n. puppet show; art of creating or manipulating puppets …   English contemporary dictionary

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