Definitions for ventriloquismvɛnˈtrɪl əˌkwɪz əm; -kwi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ventriloquism, ventriloquy(noun)

    the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)


  1. ventriloquism(Noun)

    The art of projecting one's voice without moving the lips so that it appears to come from another source, such as a dummy.

  2. Origin: ventriloquy + -ism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ventriloquism(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [See Ventriloquous.]


  1. Ventriloquism

    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

  1. Penn Jillette:

    Channeling is just bad ventriloquism. You use another voice, but people can see your lips moving.

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