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puppetry

[puhp-i-tree] /ˈpʌp ɪ tri/
noun, plural puppetries.
1.
the art of making puppets or presenting puppet shows.
2.
the action of puppets.
3.
mummery; mere show.
4.
puppets collectively.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; see puppet, -ry
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Examples from the web for puppetry
  • Shadow puppetry is an ancient art form that persists as an entertainment medium.
  • Shows range from political satire to performance puppetry and admission is by donation.
  • Already shaken, the mainstream political parties would be seriously damaged by another round of military-political puppetry.
  • Acrobatics, martial arts displays, puppetry and multimedia effects are all incorporated into the show.
  • She is currently using her mad puppetry skills to create a trailer for the book, so we'll share that with you when it is ready.
  • The movie's blending of real animals and computer-animated puppetry is seamless to the point that one hardly notices the shifts.
  • The film combines animatronics, puppetry, and computer animation.
  • Next, specific lesson plans and activities are offered, followed by a chapter on the use of puppetry.
  • The company uses the ancient traditions of masks, puppetry and music to illustrate its tale.
British Dictionary definitions for puppetry

puppetry

/ˈpʌpɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
the art of making and manipulating puppets and presenting puppet shows
2.
unconvincing or specious presentation
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Word Origin and History for puppetry
n.

1520s; see puppet (n.) + -ry.

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