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[puhp-i-tree] /ˈpʌp ɪ tri/
noun, plural puppetries.
the art of making puppets or presenting puppet shows.
the action of puppets.
mummery; mere show.
puppets collectively.
Origin of puppetry
1520-30; see puppet, -ry Unabridged
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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


the art of making and manipulating puppets and presenting puppet shows
unconvincing or specious presentation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for puppetry

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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