Origin of ventriloquial
Examples from the Web for ventriloquial
They rank among our finest songsters, with ventriloquial and imitative powers added to sweetness of tone.
One Louis Brabant turned his ventriloquial talent to profitable account.
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
And doing the ventriloquial trick so successfully upon you, too!The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel|Mary E. Hanshew
Probably his ventriloquial powers are cultivated not for popular entertainment, but to lure intruders away from his nest.