ventriloquism[ven tril′ə kwiz′əm]
ventriloquism definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin ventriloquus, literally , one who speaks from the belly ; from venter, belly (see ventral) plush loqui, to speak plush -ism
ventriloquism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: From Latin ventriloquus, speaking from the belly : venter, ventr-, belly + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.
- venˌtri·loˈqui·al noun