ventriloquial

[ven-truh-loh-kwee-uh l]
Also ven·tril·o·qual [ven-tril-uh-kwuh l] /vɛnˈtrɪl ə kwəl/.

Origin of ventriloquial

1830–40; ventriloquy + -al1
Related formsven·tri·lo·qui·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for ventriloquial

Historical Examples of ventriloquial

  • And doing the ventriloquial trick so successfully upon you, too!

  • Probably his ventriloquial powers are cultivated not for popular entertainment, but to lure intruders away from his nest.

    Bird Neighbors

    Neltje Blanchan

  • They rank among our finest songsters, with ventriloquial and imitative powers added to sweetness of tone.

    Bird Neighbors

    Neltje Blanchan

  • The worst of Weirisome making our flesh creep by his ventriloquial talents is, that we get a little mixed about his points.

  • The note of this little bird seems to be of a ventriloquial character like that of the landrail or corncrake.

    The Swan and Her Crew

    George Christopher Davies