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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ven-tril′ō-kwizm, n. the act or art of producing tones and words without any motion of the mouth, so that the hearer is induced to refer the sound to some other place—also Ventrilocū′tion, Ventril′oquy.—adv. Ventrilō′quially.—v.i. Ventril′oquise, to practise ventriloquism.—n. Ventril′oquist, one who practises ventriloquism.—adjs. Ventriloquis′tic, Ventrilō′quial, Ventril′oquous. [L. ventriloquus, speaking from the belly—venter, the belly, loqui, to speak.]
The numerical value of ventriloquism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ventriloquism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- Ventriloquismus, BauchredenGerman
- ventriloquisme, buiksprekenDutch
- вентрология, чревовещаниеRussian
- trbuhozborstvo, trbuhozborjeSerbo-Croatian
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