Pinocchio: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pi-nō'kē-ō"), [key]
— n.
  1. the hero of Carlo Collodi's children's story, The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), a wooden puppet who comes to life as a boy and whose nose grows longer whenever he tells a lie.
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