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puppet show

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  1. an entertainment, as a play or musical revue, in which the performers are puppets.
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Origin of puppet show

First recorded in 1640–50
Also called puppet play.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • All puppet-showmen do so; and what is this but the first scene in my puppet-show?

    The Pirate and The Three Cutters

    Frederick Marryat

  • But the red hangman and his machines were grim touches for a puppet-show.

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • He had all his company with him in a large box, for he was proprietor of a puppet-show.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • Was he not more worth seeing than the puppet-show in the streets?

  • With all my heart—and in return you shall accompany me to Master Powell's puppet-show.

    Devereux, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton