ventriloquist


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ven·tril·o·quist

 (vĕn-trĭl′ə-kwĭst)
n.
One, especially an entertainer, who is adept at ventriloquism.

ven·tril′o·quis′tic adj.

ven•tril•o•quist

(vɛnˈtrɪl ə kwɪst)

n.
a person who performs or is skilled in ventriloquism.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ventriloquist - a performer who projects the voice into a wooden dummyventriloquist - a performer who projects the voice into a wooden dummy
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
Translations
مُقامِق: مُتَكَلِّم من بَطْنِه
břichomluvec
bugtaler
vatsastapuhuja
hasbeszélõhasbeszélő
búktalari
pilvakalbyspilvakalbystė
vēderrunātājs
bruchovravec
karnından konuşan kimsevantrilok

ventriloquist

[venˈtrɪləkwɪst] Nventrílocuo/a m/f

ventriloquist

[vɛnˈtrɪləkwɪst] nventriloque mfventriloquist's dummy npoupée f de ventriloque

ventriloquist

nBauchredner(in) m(f)

ventriloquist

[vɛnˈtrɪləkwɪst] nventriloquo/a

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
References in classic literature ?
For instance, I am the greatest ventriloquist that ever lived, I am the first ventriloquist in the world
The wretch, who really was the first ventriloquist in the world, was only trying to divert the child's attention from the torture-chamber; but it was a stupid scheme, for Christine thought of nothing but us
Meantime, the other had already begun to play the ventriloquist.
At the most, I regard thee as the ventriloquist of the earth: and ever, when I have heard subversive and spouting devils speak, I have found them like thee: embittered, mendacious, and shallow.
When I grew up I became a ventriloquist, and at that I was very well trained by a great master.
Mr Todhunter," explained Father Brown placidly, "is learning to be a professional conjurer, as well as juggler, ventriloquist, and expert in the rope trick.
Then, advancing into the middle of the room with a bow, he produced from his pocket a big bill printed in blue and red, which announced that ZALADIN, the World's Greatest Conjurer, Contortionist, Ventriloquist and Human Kangaroo would be ready with an entirely new series of Tricks at the Empire Pavilion, Scarborough, on Monday next at eight o'clock precisely.
Millers, who was the other nurse, retired into the house, and by degrees the child's wailing was hushed and stopped, as if it were a young ventriloquist with something in its mouth.
Black-eyed gipsy girls, hooded in showy handkerchiefs, sallied forth to tell fortunes, and pale slender women with consumptive faces lingered upon the footsteps of ventriloquists and conjurors, and counted the sixpences with anxious eyes long before they were gained.
These would be hanging on the outskirts of a wide circle of people assembled round some itinerant juggler, opposed, in his turn, by a noisy band of music, or the classic game of 'Ring the Bull,' while ventriloquists holding dialogues with wooden dolls, and fortune-telling women smothering the cries of real babies, divided with them, and many more, the general attention of the company.
Ventriloquist Ross Presto said: "An audience member saw my act and told circus staff he'd be reporting me to Environmental Health.
which also happens to be where the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw and her evil dummy originated.