Definition of ventriloquism
1 : the production of the voice in such a way that the sound seems to come from a source other than the vocal organs of the speaker
2 : the expression of one's views and attitudes through another; especially : such expression by a writer through a fictional character or literary persona
ventriloquialplay \ˌven-trə-ˈlō-kwē-əl\ adjective
ventriloquiallyplay \ˌven-trə-ˈlō-kwē-ə-lē\ adverb
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Officer Durr, who grew up in the Brookhaven area, was well known in the community for presenting a ventriloquism program at schools and churches.
Video screens play extended clips from the debate with the volume turned low, while the company’s actors speak the words, synchronizing them to the video—an accomplished kind of ventriloquism, complete with ums, ahs, and stumbles.
Huge Harry, a Dutch artists’ consortium, performed a kind of human, electronic ventriloquism Tuesday afternoon, wiring a human face with electrodes and allowing a robot to distort the facial expressions at its will.
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