- a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.
Origin of marionette
Examples from the Web for marionette
Have you ever been on a film and felt manipulated by a director, sort of like a marionette?Keanu Reeves Dishes On Kung Fu, Amazon Drones, Directing ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ And More
December 6, 2013
He had gone on to such projects as a 28-foot marionette for the 1965 Balanchine production of Don Quixote.Big Bird’s Big Gay Love Story: From Birth to the 2012 Presidential Race
October 10, 2012
How did anyone know we were going to have a marionette show?
But the marionette show was only the beginning of the party.
She's wearing a pink dress and is just about as tall as a marionette.
He would not willingly destroy the self-respect even of a marionette.Gossamer
George A. Birmingham
I should like to do so,” the Marionette answered, “for it is our last meeting.Adventures in Toyland
Edith King Hall
- an articulated puppet or doll whose jointed limbs are moved by strings
Word Origin and History for marionette
puppet worked by strings, c.1620, literally "little little Mary," from French marionette (16c.), diminutive of Old French mariole "figurine, idol, picture of the Virgin Mary," diminutive of Marie (see Mary).