marionette

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌmæriəˈnɛt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌmæriəˈnɛt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mar′ē ə net)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•i•on•ette /ˌmæriəˈnɛt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a puppet moved by strings attached to its jointed limbs.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•i•on•ette  (mar′ē ə net),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.
  • French marionnette, equivalent. to Marion (diminutive of Marie Mary) + -ette -ette
  • 1610–20

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
marionette /ˌmærɪəˈnɛt/ n
  1. an articulated puppet or doll whose jointed limbs are moved by strings
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Marion, diminutive of Marie Mary + -ette
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