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marionette

[ mar-ee-uh-net ]
/ ˌmær i əˈnɛt /
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noun

a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.

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Origin of marionette

1610–20; <French marionnette, equivalent to Marion (diminutive of Marie Mary) + -ette-ette
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British Dictionary definitions for marionette

marionette
/ (ˌmærɪəˈnɛt) /

noun

an articulated puppet or doll whose jointed limbs are moved by strings
C17: from French, from Marion, diminutive of Marie Mary + -ette
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