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Definitions for puppeteer
ˌpʌp ɪˈtɪərpup·peteer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puppeteernoun

    one who operates puppets or marionettes

Wiktionary

  1. puppeteernoun

    A person who uses a puppet.

  2. puppeteernoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Puppeteer

    A puppeteer is a person who manipulates an inanimate object, called a puppet, to create the illusion that the puppet is alive. The puppet is often shaped like a human, animal, or legendary creature. 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 or any other part of the body- such as the legs. Some puppet styles require two or more puppeteers to work together to create a single puppet character. 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, as with ventriloquist's dummy performers, in which the puppeteer and the human figure-styled puppet appear onstage together, and in theatre shows like Avenue Q. The puppeteer might speak in the role of the puppet's character, synchronising the movements of the puppet's mouth. However, there is much puppetry which does not use the moving mouth (which is a lip-sync innovation created originally for television where close-ups are popular). Often, in theatre, a moveable mouth is used only for gestural expression, or speech might be produced by a non-moving mouth. In traditional glove puppetry often one puppeteer will operate two puppets at a time out of a cast of several. Much work is produced without any speech at all with all the emphasis on movement. In a shadow play only the shadows of the puppet are seen on a screen positioned between the puppets and the audience. The relationship between the puppeteer and the puppet-maker is similar to that between an actor and a playwright, in cases where a puppet-maker designs a puppet for a puppeteer. Very often, though, 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 with other theatre forms, in which one person writes a play, another person directs it, and then actors perform the lines and gestures. Puppetry is a complex medium sometimes consisting of live performance, sometimes contributing to stop frame puppet animation, and film where performances might be technically processed as motion capture, CGI or as virtual puppetry.

ChatGPT

  1. puppeteer

    A puppeteer is a person who manipulates or controls puppets, typically by using their hands and fingers, via strings, rods or other means. The puppeteer might also provide or coordinate the puppet's voice and movements, frequently in the context of a puppet show or performance. This term can also be used metaphorically to refer to a person who controls the actions of others from behind the scenes.

Wikidata

  1. Puppeteer

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puppeteer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puppeteer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of puppeteer in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Dearborn:

    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.

  2. Robert Wright:

    We're all puppets, and our best hope for even partial liberation is to try to decipher the logic of the puppeteer. Just because natural selection created us doesn't mean we have to slavishly follow its peculiar agenda. (If anything, we might be tempted to spite it for all the ridiculous baggage it's saddled us with.)

  3. Domenico Savarese:

    We do not want to be big brother, or big puppeteer.

  4. Dallas County:

    This is a weak governor, openly and shamelessly taking his orders from a disgraced former President. Governor Abbott is wasting taxpayer funds to trample on Texans' freedom to vote, all in order to appease his puppeteer, as the former Republican Secretary of State noted : Texas had a clean and fair election.

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