one who operates puppets or marionettes
A person who uses a puppet.
Figuratively, someone who is manipulative and able to get others to do what they want in a puppet-like manner.
A puppeteer is a person who manipulates an inanimate object, such as a puppet, in real time to create the illusion of life. The puppeteer may be visible to or hidden from the audience. A puppeteer can operate a puppet indirectly by the use of strings, rods, wires, electronics or directly by his or her own hands placed inside the puppet or holding it externally. Some puppet styles require puppeteers to work together as a team to create a single puppet character. There are a wide range of styles of puppetry but whatever the style, the puppeteer's role is to manipulate the physical object in such a manner that the audience believes the object is imbued with life. In some instances the persona of the puppeteer is also an important feature. The relationship between the puppeteer and the puppet-maker is often assumed to be similar to that between an actor and a playwright. This may be so, but one of the characteristics of puppetry is that very often the puppeteer assumes the joint roles of puppet-maker, director, designer, writer and performer. In this case a puppeteer is a more complete theatre practitioner than is the case within other theatre forms. Puppetry is a live medium and this distinguishes it from animation in which animators make a puppet appear to move by using a stop motion film technique in which the puppet is moved tiny fractions between each frame.
A person with the necessary ability and skills employed, self-employed or a volunteer to move and operate a puppet to provide entertainment.
The local children's theater employed a puppeteer for its Saturday afternoon matinee. The local town center has a puppeteer who entertains the shoppers and is a self-employed person. My grandad was a professional puppeteer and now volunteers in the youth club to entertain and teach children his skills.Submitted by MC Harmonious on November 24, 2015
The numerical value of puppeteer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of puppeteer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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We do not want to be big brother, or big puppeteer.
They will continue to downplay his role and play up the role of his older brother, trying to create the impression that his older brother was the puppeteer and he was the puppet, i don't think they have any hope of prevailing in the guilt phase, but their strategy will continue to be to gain some credibility with the jury by conceding what they had to concede and hoping to try to humanize the kid a little bit so that will carry over into the second phase of the trial.
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- loutkář, loutkoherecCzech
- Puppenspieler, PuppenspielerinGerman
- מפעיל בובותHebrew
- кукловод, кукольникRussian
- marionettspelare, dockspelare, dockSwedish
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