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Definition of Ventriloquism


  1. The act, art, or practice of speaking in such a manner that the voice appears to come, not from the person speaking, but from some other source, as from the opposite side of the room, from the cellar, etc.

Ventriloquism Quotations

There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

I love anything to do with ventriloquism and magic.
Illeana Douglas

I think television defeats ventriloquism.
Paul Winchell

My puppets are far more liberated than I am. Ventriloquism is a useful way of expressing myself.
Nina Conti

I looked into studying psychoanalysis, wrote to the governing body and was about to start the year where they psychoanalyse you, four times a week, before you get to do it yourself. I just thought I'd taken the ventriloquism as far as I could. My act is so deconstructive, and I'd made all the monkey jokes anyone wanted to hear.
Nina Conti
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Ventriloquism Translations

ventriloquism in German is Bauchreden, Bauchredens
ventriloquism in Spanish is ventriloquia

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