- an entertainment, as a play or musical revue, in which the performers are puppets.
Origin of puppet show
First recorded in 1640–50
Also called puppet play.
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Examples from the Web for puppet show
All puppet-showmen do so; and what is this but the first scene in my puppet-show?The Pirate and The Three Cutters
But the red hangman and his machines were grim touches for a puppet-show.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
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
Was he not more worth seeing than the puppet-show in the streets?What Will He Do With It, Complete
With all my heart—and in return you shall accompany me to Master Powell's puppet-show.Devereux, Complete