Definition of Puppeteer

1. Noun. One who operates puppets or marionettes.

Generic synonyms: Performer, Performing Artist
Specialized synonyms: Henson, Jim Henson
Derivative terms: Puppet, Puppet



Definition of Puppeteer

1. Noun. A person who uses a puppet. ¹

2. Noun. Figuratively, someone who is manipulative and able to get others to do what they want in a puppet-like manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puppeteer

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Puppeteer

pupivorous
puplican
puplicans
puppadom
puppadum
puppadums
pupped
puppet
puppet-show
puppet government
puppet leader
puppet play
puppet ruler
puppet show
puppet state
puppeteer (current term)
puppeteered
puppeteering
puppeteers
puppetish
puppetlike
puppetman
puppetmaster
puppetmasters
puppetmen
puppetries
puppetry
puppets
puppied
puppies

Literary usage of Puppeteer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mum's Clare: A Mother's Eye View of Indonesia by Gina Graham (2005)
"The puppeteer was an elderly man and had no book or notes and was telling the story from memory. The musicians had no music and played their accompaniment ..."

2. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1921)
"Sarg initiates his puppeteers by teaching them what he calls the "marionette swing," not as an end in itself, but merely to familiarize the puppeteer with ..."

3. The Tony Sarg Marionette Book by Frederick John MacIsaac (1921)
"The "miracles," described in another chapter, require skill on the part of the puppeteer as well as their creator, and should not be attempted by the ..."

4. The Jewish Trinity by Yoel Natan (2003)
"It would seem that either the Trinity is three distinct persons, or else we must believe that God is a ventriloquist or a puppeteer. ..."

5. Five Hundred Fun Facts About Japan by DIANE Publishing Company, Dorothy Perkins (1994)
"The chief puppeteer handles the head, mouth, eyes, and right arm and hand. All three puppeteers are seen but "forgotten" by the audience; they wear black, ..."

6. Power Play: A Play in One Act by Lindsay Price (2003)
"Maybe I'll become a puppeteer. A sock puppeteer. (he pufs the socks on his hand) Hello everybody. How is everybody today? ..."

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