Marionette



[mar-ee-uh-net] /ˌmær i əˈnɛt/

noun
1.
a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.
/ˌmærɪəˈnɛt/
noun
1.
an articulated puppet or doll whose jointed limbs are moved by strings
n.

puppet worked by strings, c.1620, literally “little little Mary,” from French marionette (16c.), diminutive of Old French mariole “figurine, idol, picture of the Virgin Mary,” diminutive of Marie (see Mary).

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