American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows.
- n. The actions of puppets.
- n. A stilted or artificial dramatic performance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Finery, as that of a doll or puppet; outward show; affectation.
- n. The exhibition of puppets or puppet-shows; a puppet-show.
- n. uncountable The art of making, and performing with puppets
- n. countable The action of a puppet, or a stilted or puppet-like dramatic performance
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Action or appearance resembling that of a puppet, or puppet show; hence, mere form or show; affectation.
- n. a stilted dramatic performance (as if by puppets)
- n. the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows
“Reiniger's shadow-puppetry is vaguely similar to that of Ms. Walker, whose films are projected on the back of the screen showing "Prince Achmed.”
“Professor Frank W. Ballard first taught classes in puppetry at UConn in 1964.”
“I mean, D. Sock-puppetry is your bag, charles. joe from Lowell Says:”
“I know that Joe demolishes your vanity-driven politics of purity, but that kind of sock-puppetry is really pathetic.”
“Lott's a bit sloppy at times, and his sock puppetry is nothing short of embarassing.”
“John Lott’s Mary Rosh sock-puppetry is a sign of extreme weirdness but does not constitute academic or scientific fraud as it does not involve the falsification of data or results.”
“I’d personally say there were overtures of classic 80′s movies of the genre to be found in the fantastic in both senses of the word puppetry used for the special effects, GREMLINS, CRITTERS and TREMORS all sprang to mind as images of flesh-hungry sheep flashed across the screen, and the icing on the cake was the glorious ‘weresheep’ which oozed retro charm as it lumbered menacingly between victims.”
“That, however, will be like performing "La Bohème" without the music, since the puppetry is the point of the show.”
“The puppetry is a wonderful way to create an aura of wonder.”
“The dialouge was hyseterical and the puppetry was almost as believable as the movie!”
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