Ventriloquism meaning

vĕn-trĭlə-kwĭzəm
The art of projecting one's voice so that it seems to come from another source, as from a wooden figure.
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The art or practice of speaking so that the voice seems to come from some source other than the speaker.
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The art of projecting one's voice without moving the lips so that it appears to come from another source, such as a dummy.
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Origin of ventriloquism

  • From Latin ventriloquus speaking from the belly venter ventr- belly loquī to speak tolkw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ventriloquy + -ism.

    From Wiktionary