Definitions for puppet
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a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
creature, tool, puppetnoun
a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers
Any small model of a person or animal able to be moved by strings, rods or in the form of a glove.
A person, country, etc, controlled by another.
Etymology: From poupette.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: poupée, Fr. pupus, Lat.
Once Zelmane could not stir; but that as if they had been puppets, whose motion stood only upon her pleasure, Basilius with serviceable steps, Gynecia with greedy eyes would follow her. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Divers of them did keep in their houses certain things made of cotton wool, in the manner of puppets. George Abbot.
His last wife was a woman of breeding, good humour and complaisance; as for you, you look like a puppet moved by clock-work. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.
As the pipes of some carv’d organ move,
The gilded puppets dance. Alexander Pope.
In florid impotence he speaks,
And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks. Alexander Pope.
Thou, an Egyptian puppet, shalt be shewn
In Rome as well as I. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
Oh excellent motion! oh exceeding puppet! William Shakespeare.
A puppet is an object, often resembling a human, animal or mythical figure, that is animated or manipulated by a person called a puppeteer. The puppeteer uses movements of their hands, arms, or control devices such as rods or strings to move the body, head, limbs, and in some cases the mouth and eyes of the puppet. The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronizes the movements of the puppet's mouth with this spoken part. The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppeteer with the puppet are typically used in storytelling. Puppetry is a very ancient form of theatre which dates back to the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece. There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made from a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They range from very simple in construction and operation to very complex. Two simple types of puppets are the finger puppet, which is a tiny puppet that fits onto a single finger, and the sock puppet, which is formed and operated by inserting one's hand inside a sock, with the opening and closing of the hand simulating the movement of the puppet's "mouth." The sock puppet is a type of hand puppet, which is controlled using one hand that occupies the interior of the puppet and moves the puppet around. A "live-hand puppet" is similar to a hand puppet but is larger and requires two puppeteers for each puppet. A Marionette is a much more complicated type of puppet that is suspended and controlled by a number of strings connected to the head, back and limbs, plus sometimes a central rod attached to a control bar held from above by the puppeteer. A rod puppet is constructed around a central rod secured to the head. A shadow puppet is a cut-out figure held between a source of light and a translucent screen. Bunraku puppets are a type of Japanese wood-carved puppet. A ventriloquist's dummy is a puppet, often human-shaped, operated by a ventriloquist performer's hand; the performer produces the puppet's voice with little or no movement of her mouth, which creates the illusion that the puppet is alive. Carnival puppets are large puppets, typically bigger than a human, designed to be part of a large spectacle or parade.
A puppet is a movable figure or model of a person or animal that is typically moved either by strings controlled from above or by a hand placed inside of it. It is often used in theater and entertainment, especially in puppetry - an art form which involves the manipulation of puppets to create a show or performance.
a small image in the human form; a doll
a similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play
one controlled in his action by the will of another; a tool; -- so used in contempt
the upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe
Etymology: [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F. poupe a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll, puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.]
A puppet is an inanimate object or representational figure animated or manipulated by an entertainer, who is called a puppeteer. It is used in puppetry, which is a very ancient form of theatre. There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pup′et, n. a small doll or image moved by wires in a show: a marionette: one who acts just as another tells him.—ns. Pupp′etry, finery, affectation: a puppet-show; Pupp′et-show, -play, a mock show or drama performed by puppets; Pupp′et-valve, a valve like a pot-lid attached to a rod, and used in steam-engines for covering an opening. [O. Fr. poupette, dim. from L. pupa.]
The numerical value of puppet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of puppet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I am refusing to be your puppet.
Are you dancing like a puppet for false popularity or distributing authentic content for true authority?
I am shocked by the fact that Maja Kocijancic in the name of the EU has tried to shut me up, i am refusing to be your puppet.
When E.T. was re-released, I actually digitized 5 shots where ‘E.T.’ went from being a puppet to a digital puppet and I also replaced the gun when the F.B.I. runs up on the van, now they walkie talkies. So, there’s a really bad version of ‘E.T.’ where I took my cue from ‘Star Wars’ and all of the digital enhancements of ‘A New Hope’ that George put in, and I went ahead, because the marketing at Universal thought we need something to get an audience back, and see the movie so I did a few touch up in the film, social media wasn’t as profound as it is today but what was just beginning, you know, erupted a loud, negative voice about, ‘how could you ruin our favorite childhood film by taking the guns away and putting walkie-talkies in their hands among other things.’ So, I learned a big lesson and that’s the last time I decided to ever mess with the past. What’s done is done, and um, I’ll never go back and do another movie I’ve made and I have control over to enhance or changes.
Early on, Bobby and Jordan Horowitz (another of the film’s producers) bonded over the idea of using practical effects, nobody has anything against CGI as an additive. I think we all see the benefit of digital effects. But I think audiences have missed seeing these puppets, I think they miss seeing the sweat and the fingerprints. We used CGI as a sweetener, very, very subtly, in expressions in the eyes and things of that nature. Otherwise, we had real puppeteers there, whether they were under the table with their hand in the puppet or whether they were within the puppet, as the creatures grow bigger. It was a blast; it was really fun. Oddly, when you spend 12 hours a day with these puppets, they become little personalities. They just feel like fellow castmates, as absurd as that sounds.
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- Handpuppe, MarionetteGerman
- marioneta, títere, fantocheSpanish
- marionetti, käsinukke, nukkehallitsija, nukke, nukkevaltio, sätkynukkeFinnish
- marionnette, fantocheFrench
- pupaid, gille-mireinScottish Gaelic
- մարիոնետ, տիկնիկ, խամաճիկ, խաղատիկնիկArmenian
- brúða, strengjabrúða, leikbrúðaIcelandic
- fantoccio, pedina, marionettaItalian
- パペット, 偶人, 操り人形, 傀儡Japanese
- 괴뢰, 꼭두각시Korean
- pupa, neuropastumLatin
- tokoraurape, karetaoMāori
- boneka, anak patungMalay
- nikkedukke, hånddukkeNorwegian
- pacynka, marionetkaPolish
- marionete, fantochePortuguese
- marionetă, păpușăRomanian
- марионетка, куклаRussian
- лутка, lȕtkaSerbo-Croatian
- bábka, maňuškaSlovak
- marionettstat, marionett-, marionett, marionettregeringSwedish
- کٹھ پتلیUrdu
- con rối, bù nhìnVietnamese
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