Meaning of “marionette” in the English Dictionary

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marionettenoun [ C ]

us /ˌmær·i·əˈnet/

a small model of a person or animal, controlled from above by strings attached to its movable body parts and used as characters on small stages as an entertainment

(Definition of “marionette” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)