pup·​pet·​ry ˈpə-pə-trē How to pronounce puppetry (audio)
plural puppetries
: the production or creation of puppets or puppet shows
: the art of manipulating puppets

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The movie was brought to life with the help of actor Amie Donald, who physically embodied the doll, as well as a combination of visual effects, animatronics and puppetry. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, 9 Jan. 2023 The performance features a mix of traditional stage work and puppetry to bring the ocean's poutiest resident to life. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Jan. 2023 The productions have been live action, animated, puppetry, TV specials, holiday episodes of TV series and musicals. Los Angeles Times, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Dec. 2022 The productions have been live action, animated, puppetry, TV specials, holiday episodes of TV series and musicals. Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2022 The past century in American culture has witnessed the work of a number of creative geniuses, such as Walt Disney, Jim Henson, and Chuck Jones, who plied their craft in cartoons and puppetry. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 1 Dec. 2022 The younger Henson, who was then building a career in complex special effects and puppetry, was thrust into a new role as CEO of the Henson Company. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 2 Dec. 2022 Her segments deviate from the Jim Henson house style and use shadow-puppetry in the vein of Lotte Reiniger — if Lotte Reiniger ever made a short film about pooping in a toilet. Vulture, 19 Oct. 2022 The uplifting, family-friendly story from Captain Marvel comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnic tells the tale of a heroine working to reunite two lost lovers through music, choreography, technology, puppetry and more. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of puppetry was in 1528

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“Puppetry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puppetry. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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