puppets or marionettes manipulated by strings, wires, or mechanical devices.
puppet shows using these puppets.
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How to use fantoccini in a sentence
Such a prestidigitator as Signor fantoccini has only to say—Presto!Hearts and Masks | Harold MacGrath
Who ever knew the men of the republic shout like so many Italian fantoccini pulled by wires!The Wing-and-Wing | J. Fenimore Cooper
Sharp unexpected touches evoke humanity in the fantoccini of his wayward art.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series | John Addington Symonds
This was an exhibition called the fantoccini, and far superior to any of the street performances which I have yet seen.Three Years in Europe | William Wells Brown
Many who would turn away in disgust from Mr. Punch, will stand for hours and look at the performances of the fantoccini.Three Years in Europe | William Wells Brown
British Dictionary definitions for fantoccini
puppet shows in which they are used
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