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puppet show

noun
1.
an entertainment, as a play or musical revue, in which the performers are puppets.
Also called puppet play.
Origin of puppet show
1640-1650
1640-50
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  • So I occasionally take them to a puppet-show or a musical entertainment, and always in holiday time to see a pantomime.

    The Little Violinist Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • He had all his company with him in a large box, for he was proprietor of a puppet-show.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • "I have a mind to speak a word for your puppet-show," said the jester, cradling his bauble in his arms.

  • It is the same that is quoted in the chapter of the puppet-show in Don Quixote.

    Mediaeval Tales Various
  • All puppet-showmen do so; and what is this but the first scene in my puppet-show?

  • Since you love me so much, will you take me to see the puppet-show?

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
  • "The puppet-show" followed on the same lines, but its attacks were more personal.

    The History of "Punch" M. H. Spielmann
  • There was a puppet-show, and Jasper was being beaten by his wife.

    Married August Strindberg
  • The puppet-show was shut up sooner than he expected; but the jester had kept his most wonderful mot for the last.

  • Joan began to suspect that the figures were for a puppet-show.

    In the Days of the Guild Louise Lamprey

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