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

Examples of puppetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The puppetry conference culminates in two public performances, July 14 and 15, at the center’s Dina Merrill Theater and Rose Barn Theater. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 12 June 2024 The play features colorful sets, imaginative puppetry and original songs created specifically for this theatrical adaptation. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 5 Feb. 2024 Ashman and Menken’s songs are every bit as good as any of their iconic Disney compositions, and evil plant Audrey II (voiced by the Four Tops’ Levi Stubbs) remains one of the greatest cinematic feats of puppetry. Josh Bell, Vulture, 12 Jan. 2024 But this is not a story about children’s television, though the details of the production and the puppetry are convincing enough. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for puppetry 

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Word History

First Known Use

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 23 Jun. 2024.

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