fantoccini

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

plural noun

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

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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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