ventriloquize


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ven·tril·o·quize

 (vĕn-trĭl′ə-kwīz′)
intr.v. ven·tril·o·quized, ven·tril·o·quiz·ing, ven·tril·o·quiz·es
To practice ventriloquism.
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ventriloquize

(vɛnˈtrɪləˌkwaɪz) or

ventriloquise

vb
(Theatre) to produce (sounds) in the manner of a ventriloquist
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ven•tril•o•quize

(vɛnˈtrɪl əˌkwaɪz)

v.i., v.t. -quized, -quiz•ing.
to speak in the manner of a ventriloquist.
[1835–45]
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ventriloquize


Past participle: ventriloquized
Gerund: ventriloquizing

Imperative
ventriloquize
ventriloquize
Present
I ventriloquize
you ventriloquize
he/she/it ventriloquizes
we ventriloquize
you ventriloquize
they ventriloquize
Preterite
I ventriloquized
you ventriloquized
he/she/it ventriloquized
we ventriloquized
you ventriloquized
they ventriloquized
Present Continuous
I am ventriloquizing
you are ventriloquizing
he/she/it is ventriloquizing
we are ventriloquizing
you are ventriloquizing
they are ventriloquizing
Present Perfect
I have ventriloquized
you have ventriloquized
he/she/it has ventriloquized
we have ventriloquized
you have ventriloquized
they have ventriloquized
Past Continuous
I was ventriloquizing
you were ventriloquizing
he/she/it was ventriloquizing
we were ventriloquizing
you were ventriloquizing
they were ventriloquizing
Past Perfect
I had ventriloquized
you had ventriloquized
he/she/it had ventriloquized
we had ventriloquized
you had ventriloquized
they had ventriloquized
Future
I will ventriloquize
you will ventriloquize
he/she/it will ventriloquize
we will ventriloquize
you will ventriloquize
they will ventriloquize
Future Perfect
I will have ventriloquized
you will have ventriloquized
he/she/it will have ventriloquized
we will have ventriloquized
you will have ventriloquized
they will have ventriloquized
Future Continuous
I will be ventriloquizing
you will be ventriloquizing
he/she/it will be ventriloquizing
we will be ventriloquizing
you will be ventriloquizing
they will be ventriloquizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ventriloquizing
you have been ventriloquizing
he/she/it has been ventriloquizing
we have been ventriloquizing
you have been ventriloquizing
they have been ventriloquizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ventriloquizing
you will have been ventriloquizing
he/she/it will have been ventriloquizing
we will have been ventriloquizing
you will have been ventriloquizing
they will have been ventriloquizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ventriloquizing
you had been ventriloquizing
he/she/it had been ventriloquizing
we had been ventriloquizing
you had been ventriloquizing
they had been ventriloquizing
Conditional
I would ventriloquize
you would ventriloquize
he/she/it would ventriloquize
we would ventriloquize
you would ventriloquize
they would ventriloquize
Past Conditional
I would have ventriloquized
you would have ventriloquized
he/she/it would have ventriloquized
we would have ventriloquized
you would have ventriloquized
they would have ventriloquized
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