ventriloquial

[ven-truh-loh-kwee-uhl]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or using ventriloquism.
Also, ventriloqual [ven-tril-uh-kwuhl] .


Origin:
1830–40; ventriloquy + -al1

ventriloquially, adverb
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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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Call can often seem to come from everywhere because of its ventriloquial quality.
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