[ ven-tril-uh-kwist ]
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  1. a person who performs or is skilled in ventriloquism.

Origin of ventriloquist

1650–60; ventriloqu(y) + -ist

Other words from ventriloquist

  • ven·tril·o·quis·tic, adjective

Words Nearby ventriloquist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ventriloquist in a sentence

  • Frank was a very good amateur ventriloquist, although he seldom practiced the art.

    Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
  • Being a skilled ventriloquist, he was the author of the dismal groans and the mysterious voice that had so alarmed the boys.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums | Burt L. Standish
  • She was something of a ventriloquist, which made these accomplishments especially delightful.

  • The voice drew near like the ventriloquist doing the trick of the man in the cellar.

    The Hero of the People | Alexandre Dumas