Definition of hand puppet in English:

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hand puppet

Entry from US English dictionary


A puppet operated by putting one’s hand inside it.
Example sentences
  • The budget was so low that the monster was played by Kneale, operating an improvised hand puppet through a blown-up photograph of the Abbey - ironically, a more convincing effect than that achieved in the movie.
  • Of course, one has to ask whether it is a puppet operated by string or a hand puppet.
  • In our recent study, 12 -, 15-and 18-month-olds watched a video of an adult removing a mitten from a pink fuzzy hand puppet, shaking it to ring a bell inside and then putting it back on.

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Syllabification: hand pup·pet

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