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marionette

noun mar·i·o·nette \ˌmer-ē-ə-ˈnet\

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

Full Definition of MARIONETTE

:  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
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Origin of MARIONETTE

French marionnette, from Middle French maryonete, from Marion, diminutive of Marie Mary
First Known Use: circa 1620
MARIONETTE Defined for Kids

marionette

noun mar·i·o·nette \ˌmer-ē-ə-ˈnet\

Definition of MARIONETTE for Kids

:  a puppet moved by attached strings

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