marionette

noun mar·i·o·nette \ ˌmer-ē-ə-ˈnet \

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 and Etymology of marionette

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


MARIONETTE Defined for English Language Learners

marionette

noun

Definition of marionette for English Language Learners

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


MARIONETTE Defined for Kids

marionette

noun mar·i·o·nette \ ˌmer-ē-ə-ˈnet \

Definition of marionette for Students

:a puppet moved by attached strings


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