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fantoccini

[ fan-tuh-chee-nee ]
/ ˌfæn təˈtʃi ni /
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plural noun

puppets or marionettes manipulated by strings, wires, or mechanical devices.
puppet shows using these puppets.

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Origin of fantoccini

First recorded in 1770–1780; from Italian, plural of fantoccino, diminutive of fantoccio “doll,” a derivative of fante “child, boy, servant,” by loss of unaccented first syllable from infante, from Latin īnfant-, stem of īnfāns; see origin at infant
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British Dictionary definitions for fantoccini

fantoccini
/ (ˌfæntəˈtʃiːnɪ) /

pl n

marionettes
puppet shows in which they are used

Word Origin for fantoccini

C18: from Italian: little puppets, plural of fantoccino, from fantoccio puppet, from fante boy, from Latin infāns infant
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