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1A movable model of a person or animal that is used in entertainment and is typically moved either by strings controlled from above or by a hand inside it.
marionette, glove puppet, hand puppet, finger puppet, rod puppet, shadow puppetView synonyms
- ‘Little Stevie plays with his strings and paper puppets he made himself.’
- ‘There is effective use of puppets and perspective with the library stairs, and some clever lighting effects and physical comedy.’
- ‘Youngsters can read and listen to stories with their parents and then act them out using puppets and soft toys.’
- ‘The string puppets of Tamil Nadu are the largest and the heaviest when compared to the string puppets of the other State.’
- ‘In Admiralty Square three puppets in a puppet theatre come to life: Petrushka, the Ballerina, and the Moor.’
- ‘Bunraku puppets are not manipulated by strings from above a small stage window.’
- ‘The film doesn't attempt to pretend that these aren't puppets, their strings are integral to who they are and are a key part of the story.’
- ‘In some cases, large animal puppets are completely made of celluloid because of its greater stiffness.’
- ‘In fact, puppets and strings play no part in the show, which instead uses lights to help project the duo's efforts on to a large screen.’
- ‘The result is that one puppeteer can control multiple puppets in multiple mediums.’
- ‘The puppeteer sits in back of a white screen and moves the puppets to act out stories.’
- ‘He stuck five of them inside the puppet's head to operate it by hand.’
- ‘From shadow puppets to puppets on a string, the emphasis this year is on visual theatre.’
- ‘We believe in the puppet as a completely separate entity from the puppeteer.’
- ‘Stick a washed lolly stick to the back of the card and use it to move the puppet around.’
- ‘If you have puppets or stuffed animals, make a little play and use very, very silly voices.’
- ‘His innovative use of string puppets and model special effects made the series a huge hit.’
- ‘The critics at Bombay Dreams all mentioned the fountain scene, for The Lion King it was the amazing effects and animal puppets.’
- ‘Names are written on masking tape which is placed inside the puppets for easy identification.’
- ‘Well-crafted in every aspect, the tale of Pinocchio is told using puppets and live actors, in mask or out.’
- 1.1A person, party, or state under the control of another person, group, or power.‘he was little more than a puppet of his aides’
pawn, tool, instrument, cat's paw, poodle, creature, hostage, counter, cog, dupeView synonyms
- ‘Again, the elastic smile. She felt like a puppet whose mouth strings were being pulled.’
- ‘He refused to sell his soul to the powers, he refused to be used as a puppet by those who control boxing.’
- ‘What people don't realise is that she is not just a puppet on a string.’
- ‘They yanked on her chains forcing her to bend and twist at their will like a puppet on strings.’
- ‘Heads would bob and shoulders would shake like puppets on strings under Goldfrapp's control.’
- ‘He could see the malevolent grin upon her lips as she snarled up at the man that was a puppet upon her strings.’
- ‘It is about leading one's own life. It is about not being the puppet or the slave of the choices and desires of others.’
- ‘He also wrote an autobiographical novel in the cruel and sentimental manner: characters as puppets on a string.’
- ‘Why did fate like to toy with their puppet strings so often, taking joy to their misery?’
- ‘He was like a puppet without strings now, just sitting there, staring out the window.’
- ‘Stars exploded in his vision and he collapsed like a puppet with the strings cut.’
- ‘Nicholas is just a pawn, a puppet for Wilson and that is just a temporary situation until Wilson is ready to strike.’
- ‘She was remembering how he had played her like a rag puppet being controlled by strings.’
- ‘They pose like Barbie dolls (sometimes literally) or puppets with strings broken.’
- ‘One by one, each of the guards fell to their knees and then down on their faces like puppets with their strings cut.’
- ‘In the end, we all have to ask, are we simply puppets whose strings are being pulled by unseen forces?’
- ‘In this role, they often seemed like puppets on the strings of price.’
Mid 16th century (denoting a doll): later form of poppet, generally having a more unfavorable connotation.
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