hand puppet


Examples of hand puppet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Humans are able to learn from very few examples, meaning that even a single encounter can solidify the connection between a silver hand puppet and the phonemes that comprise robot. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 5 Apr. 2024 Jason eventually finds his voice through his crude hand puppet, Tyrone, who says and does things that Jason could only dream of. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2024 NYPD Blue detectives Sipowicz and Simone are brought in to interrogate the smart-alecky hand puppet. Chris Norris, SPIN, 13 Aug. 2022 In this 2003 episode, Cartman wins first place in a Latino culture contest by showcasing his special guest, Jennifer Lopez, who turns out to be a crude hand puppet. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2022 This iteration makes a gesture like a hand puppet in repose, or the letter A in American Sign Language. Lauren Mechling, Town & Country, 5 Mar. 2022 Second place receives a fabulous soft rubbery hand puppet depicting a, well, some indeterminate aquatic creature; guesses included a shark, barracuda, alligator and dinosaur. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 Other political efforts dovetailed with his art, which veered from grand 80-foot-long sculptures to whimsical hand puppets and felt hats. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2019 For those willing to really take the costume to the next level, Yandy is also selling hand puppets, a wig, belt and socks separately. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, 19 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hand puppet was in 1929

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“Hand puppet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20puppet. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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