Definition of puppeteer in English:



  • A person who operates puppets.

    • ‘The teamwork in this performance is masterly - puppeteers, narrator and musician had such rapport that we were never aware that this was an illusion.’
    • ‘The puppeteer holds the puppet in one hand and manipulates the hands with the strings to the accompaniment of music.’
    • ‘Coupled with the convolutions of the text and the variable vocal performances of the puppeteers, this diminishes the dramatic impact of the play.’
    • ‘We saw a water puppet show in Hanoi - a puppet show in which puppeteers stood in stomach-deep water behind a screen, manipulating puppets that skipped and skimmed on the surface of the water upstage.’
    • ‘Under each puppet are four puppeteers, who are much harder to deal with than actors because they don't even have the exposure and acclaim an actor gets.’
    • ‘The story is inspired by the true tales of puppeteers and entertainers in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.’
    • ‘We believe in the puppet as a completely separate entity from the puppeteer.’
    • ‘The streets are littered with potential puppet shows and potential puppeteers.’
    • ‘They are looking for singers, actors, dancers and puppeteers.’
    • ‘From trapeze artists to storytellers, puppeteers to video artists, Bradford's arts scene is thriving thanks to millions of pounds worth of funding over the past year.’
    • ‘Petrushka, the Blackamoor, and the Ballerina are four-foot-tall figures, each manipulated by three onstage, barely visible puppeteers in black.’
    • ‘The production, according to the organisers, will be the culmination of a 14-day workshop conducted in Delhi between actors, puppeteers, and dancers from India.’
    • ‘They partly based their style on Japanese Bunraku puppetry where the puppeteers are on stage, dressed in black, the puppets attached to their bodies.’
    • ‘Czech puppeteer Lenka Muchova is presenting a puppet making workshop this Saturday, June 7, in Lismore.’
    • ‘Storytellers and puppeteers will also entertain them.’
    • ‘Delhiites will get a chance to sample the traditional and contemporary puppeteers as well as puppets from abroad.’
    • ‘The company is helping to send magicians, musicians, puppeteers, storytellers and clowns throughout the year.’
    • ‘Any performers are welcome to share their skills at the open mike session - musicians, dancers, poets, puppeteers, raconteurs and actors.’
    • ‘These puppets and their skilled puppeteers are the re-birth of the art of the Hun Lakorn Lek (traditional Thai small puppets) that were created 100 years ago by the famous Master Krea Sapatawanich.’
    • ‘The puppeteers are dressed in black, including face paint and beanies.’
    exploiter, puller of strings, user, manoeuvrer, conniver, intriguer, puppet master, puppeteer, wheeler-dealer
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