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ventriloquist

[ven-tril-uh-kwist] /vɛnˈtrɪl ə kwɪst/
noun
1.
a person who performs or is skilled in ventriloquism.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; ventriloqu(y) + -ist
Related forms
ventriloquistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for ventriloquistic

ventriloquist

n.

1650s, from ventriloquy + -ist. Ventriloquists in ancient Greece were Pythones, a reference to the Delphic Oracle.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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