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fantoccini

play
noun plural fan·toc·ci·ni \ˌfän-tə-ˈchē-nē, ˌfan-\

Definition of fantoccini

  1. :  a puppet show using puppets operated by strings or mechanical devices; also :  such puppets



Origin and Etymology of fantoccini

Italian, plural of fantoccino, diminutive of fantoccio doll, augmentative of fante child, from Latin infant-, infans infant


First Known Use: 1771


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