[ puhp-i-teer ]
/ ˌpʌp ɪˈtɪər /
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a person who manipulates puppets, as in a puppet show.
verb (used without object)
to work as a puppeteer, by making puppets perform.
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How to use puppeteer in a sentence
Stone helped bring pioneering puppeteer Jim Henson and songwriter Joe Raposo to the show.50 years later, ‘The Monster at the End of This Book’ is still selling — and inspiring authors|Danny Freedman|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
The actor, in other words, serves as a puppeteer, never to be seen in the final product.Inside the strange new world of being a deepfake actor|Karen Hao|October 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
British Dictionary definitions for puppeteer
/ (ˌpʌpɪˈtɪə) /
a person who manipulates puppets
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