Definition of ventriloquism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ventriloquism

 noun
noun
NAmE//vɛnˈtrɪləˌkwɪzəm//
 
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the art of speaking without moving your lips and of making it look as if your voice is coming from another person
ventriloquist
 
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NAmE//vɛnˈtrɪləkwɪst//
 
noun Entertainment included a ventriloquist. a ventriloquist's dummy
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