Fantoccini meaning

fäntə-chēnē
Puppets animated by moving wires or mechanical means.
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A show using such puppets.
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Puppets caused to perform dramatic scenes by means of machinery.
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The puppet shows in which they are used.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of fantoccini

  • Italian pl. of fantoccino diminutive of fantoccio puppet augmentative of fante child short for infante from Latin īnfāns īnfant- infant infant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian, diminutive from fante child.

    From Wiktionary