ventriloquist

[ven-tril-uh-kwist]
noun
a person who performs or is skilled in ventriloquism.

Origin:
1650–60; ventriloqu(y) + -ist

ventriloquistic, adjective
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ventriloquism or ventriloquy (vɛnˈtrɪləˌkwɪzəm)
 
n
the art of producing vocal sounds that appear to come from another source
 
[C18: from Latin venter belly + loquī to speak]
 
ventriloquy or ventriloquy
 
n
 
[C18: from Latin venter belly + loquī to speak]
 
ventriloquial or ventriloquy
 
adj
 
ventriloqual or ventriloquy
 
adj
 
ventri'loquially or ventriloquy
 
adv
 
ven'triloquist or ventriloquy
 
n
 
ventrilo'quistic or ventriloquy
 
adj

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ventriloquist
1650s, from ventriloquy + -ist.
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Example sentences
Tired of sharing the spotlight with his two dummies, the ventriloquist went to
  work designing one of the first ersatz organs.
He has a ventriloquist's gift for altering the way he speaks.
It's not pulling the strings on a marionette, it's not playing ventriloquist,
  and it's not mimicry.
The festival also includes food booths and live entertainment from all types of
  music along with comedy and ventriloquist shows.
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