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.
Also especially British, ven·tril·o·quise.

Origin of ventriloquize

1835–45; ventriloqu(y) + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ventriloquise

Historical Examples of ventriloquise

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

    Romany of the Snows

    Gilbert Parker

British Dictionary definitions for ventriloquise



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