Definitions for ventriloquismvɛnˈtrɪl əˌkwɪz əm; -kwi
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the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
The art of projecting one's voice without moving the lips so that it appears to come from another source, such as a dummy.
Origin: ventriloquy + -ism.
the act, art, or practice of speaking in such a manner that the voice appears to come, not from the person speaking, but from some other source, as from the opposite side of the room, from the cellar, etc
Origin: [See Ventriloquous.]
Ventriloquism, or ventriloquy, is an act of stagecraft in which a person changes his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere, usually a puppeteered "dummy". The act of ventriloquism is ventriloquizing, and the ability to do so is commonly called in English the ability to "throw" one's voice.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Channeling is just bad ventriloquism. You use another voice, but people can see your lips moving.
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- Ventriloquismus, BauchredenGerman
- ventriloquisme, buiksprekenDutch
- вентрология, чревовещаниеRussian
- trbuhozborstvo, trbuhozborjeSerbo-Croatian
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