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fantoccini

[fan-tuh-chee-nee] /ˌfæn təˈtʃi ni/
plural noun
1.
puppets or marionettes manipulated by strings, wires, or mechanical devices.
2.
a puppet show using these puppets.
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British Dictionary definitions for fantoccini

fantoccini

/ˌfæntəˈtʃiːnɪ/
plural noun
1.
marionettes
2.
puppet shows in which they are used
Word Origin
C18: from Italian: little puppets, plural of fantoccino, from fantoccio puppet, from fante boy, from Latin infānsinfant
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