ventriloquism[ven tril′ə kwiz′əm]
Origin: < L ventriloquus, lit., one who speaks from the belly < venter, belly (see ventral) + loqui, to speak + -ism
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Origin: From Latin ventriloquus, speaking from the belly : venter, ventr-, belly + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.
- venˌtri·loˈqui·al noun