noun ven·tril·o·quy \ven-ˈtri-lə-kwē\

Definition of ventriloquy

Origin and Etymology of ventriloquy

borrowed from New Latin ventriloquium, from Late Latin ventriloquus “person who appears to produce speech sounds from within his or her body (as during spirit possession or under control of a deity)” + Latin -ium 3-y — more at ventriloquist

First Known Use: 1584

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