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ven·tril·o·quism

 (vĕn-trĭl′ə-kwĭz′əm)
n.
The art of projecting one's voice so that it seems to come from another source, as from a wooden figure.

[From Latin ventriloquus, speaking from the belly : venter, ventr-, belly + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]

ven′tri·lo′qui·al (-trə-lō′kwē-əl) adj.

ventriloquism

(vɛnˈtrɪləˌkwɪzəm) or

ventriloquy

n
(Theatre) the art of producing vocal sounds that appear to come from another source
[C18: from Latin venter belly + loquī to speak]
ventriloquial, ventriloqual adj
ˌventriˈloquially adv
venˈtriloquist n
venˌtriloˈquistic adj

ven•tril•o•quism

(vɛnˈtrɪl əˌkwɪz əm)

also ven•tril•o•quy

(-kwi)

n.
the art or practice of speaking with little or no lip movement so that the voice does not appear to come from the speaker but from another source.
[1790–1800; ventriloqu(y) (< Medieval Latin ventriloquium= Late Latin ventriloqu(us) a ventriloquist (ventri- ventri- + -loquus, derivative of loquī to speak) + -ium -ium1) + -ism]
ven`tri•lo′qui•al (-trəˈloʊ kwi əl) ven•tril′o•qual, adj.
ven`tri•lo′qui•al•ly, adv.

ventriloquism

the art or practice of speaking so that the voice seems not to come from the speaker but from another source, as from a mechanical doll. Also called ventriloquy, ventrilocution, gastriloquism. — ventriloquist, n. — ven-triloquistic, adj.
See also: Speech
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ventriloquism - the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)ventriloquism - the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
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ventriloquism

[venˈtrɪləkwɪzəm] Nventriloquia f

ventriloquism

nBauchredekunst f, → Bauchreden nt

ventriloquism

[vɛnˈtrɪləˌkwɪzəm] nventriloquio

ventriloquist

(venˈtriləkwist) noun
a professional entertainer who can speak so that his voice seems to come from some other person or place, especially from a dummy which he controls.
venˈtriloquism noun