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marionette

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noun mar·i·o·nette \ˌmer-ē-ə-ˈnet\

Simple Definition of marionette

  • : a puppet that is moved by pulling strings or wires that are attached to its body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of marionette

  1. :  a small-scale usually wooden figure (as of a person) with jointed limbs that is moved from above by manipulation of the attached strings or wires

Origin and Etymology of marionette

French marionnette, from Middle French maryonete, from Marion, diminutive of Marie Mary


First Known Use: circa 1620


MARIONETTE Defined for Kids

marionette

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noun mar·i·o·nette \ˌmer-ē-ə-ˈnet\

Definition of marionette for Students

  1. :  a puppet moved by attached strings




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