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ventriloquize

[ven-tril-uh-kwahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), ven·tril·o·quized, ven·tril·o·quiz·ing.
  1. to speak or sound in the manner of a ventriloquist.
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Also especially British, ven·tril·o·quise.

Origin of ventriloquize

1835–45; ventriloqu(y) + -ize
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Historical Examples

  • Then Laforce pretended to ventriloquise, and mocked Marcey's slight stutter.

    Romany of the Snows

    Gilbert Parker


British Dictionary definitions for ventriloquise

ventriloquize

ventriloquise

verb
  1. to produce (sounds) in the manner of a ventriloquist
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