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puppet show

an entertainment, as a play or musical revue, in which the performers are puppets.
Also called puppet play.
Origin of puppet show
First recorded in 1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Perhaps I shall see you at your puppet show some evening," he said.

  • There was a puppet show with Patient Grizzle; and a stand where a monkey danced.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • There was a great crowd of people, who were looking at a puppet show.

    Tales of the Wonder Club M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
  • The chief character in a puppet show, hence the puppet show itself.

    Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • But Matty, too, had her niche, and it was permitted to her to pull some not unimportant wires in this puppet show.

    The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade
  • On one side of the entrance was a puppet show, on the other a band of musicians, playing "Di tanti palpati."

    The Diary of an Ennuye Anna Brownell Jameson
  • He also was the manager of a theatrical company and had persuaded Mozart to compose the music to a puppet show for him.

  • It is described in the sub-title as A puppet show, and a definition of its form would probably be a dramatic lyric.

  • And, so dull is it in our service, that I would go to a puppet show far less fine and thank thee for the chance.'

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford

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