- an articulated puppet or doll whose jointed limbs are moved by strings
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•i•on•ette /ˌmæriəˈnɛt/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a puppet moved by strings attached to its jointed limbs.
mar•i•on•ette (mar′ē ə net′),USA pronunciation n.
- a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.
- French marionnette, equivalent. to Marion (diminutive of Marie Mary) + -ette -ette
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marionette /ˌmærɪəˈnɛt/ n
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