ventriloquist


ven·tril·o·quist

noun \ven-ˈtri-lə-kwist\

: a performer who is able to speak in a way that makes it appear that the words are being said by a large doll (called a dummy)

Full Definition of VENTRILOQUIST

:  one who uses or is skilled in ventriloquism; especially :  one who provides entertainment by using ventriloquism to carry on an apparent conversation with a hand-manipulated dummy
ven·tril·o·quis·tic \(ˌ)ven-ˌtri-lə-ˈkwis-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of VENTRILOQUIST

circa 1656

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