ventriloquist

noun /vɛnˈtɹɪl.ə.kwɪst/
A person, especially an entertainer, who practices ventriloquism.

Most ridiculous is the discomfiture which attends the opponents of predication, who, like the ventriloquist Eurycles, have the voice that answers them in their own breast.


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  • Ventriloquist — Ven*tril o*quist, n. One who practices, or is skilled in, ventriloquism. [1913 Webster] {Ventriloquist monkey} (Zo[ o]l.), the onappo; so called from the character of its cry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ventriloquist — (v. lat. Ventrilŏquus), Bauchredner, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ventriloquist — (lat.), Bauchredner …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ventriloquíst — (lat.), s. Bauchredner …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ventriloquist — 1650s, from VENTRILOQUY (Cf. ventriloquy) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ventriloquist — ► NOUN ▪ an entertainer who makes their voice seem to come from a dummy of a person or animal. DERIVATIVES ventriloquial adjective ventriloquism noun ventriloquy noun. ORIGIN from Latin venter belly + loqui speak …   English terms dictionary

  • ventriloquist — [ven tril′əkwist] n. a person who practices ventriloquism; specif., an entertainer who uses ventriloquism to carry on a pretended conversation as with a large puppet, or dummy ventriloquistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • ventriloquist — ven|tril|o|quist [venˈtrıləkwıst] n [Date: 1700 1800; : Late Latin; Origin: ventriloquus ventriloquist , from Latin venter ( VENTRAL) + loqui to speak ; from the belief that the voice comes from the ventriloquist s stomach] someone who entertains …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ventriloquist — [[t]ventrɪ̱ləkwɪst[/t]] ventriloquists N COUNT A ventriloquist is someone who can speak without moving their lips and who entertains people by making their words appear to be spoken by a puppet. He looked like a ventriloquist s dummy …   English dictionary

  • ventriloquist — UK [venˈtrɪləkwɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms ventriloquist : singular ventriloquist plural ventriloquists an entertainer who can speak without moving his or her lips, especially one who makes a model, person, or animal appear to talk… …   English dictionary

  • Ventriloquist — Henry Rox mit Bauchrednerpuppe „Max“ Ein Bauchredner, gelegentlich latinisierend als Ventriloquist (v. lat.: venter = Bauch + loqui = reden) bezeichnet, manipuliert seine Stimme in einer Art, dass sie von einer anderen Person oder Puppe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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