[ ven-tril-uh-kwist ]
/ vɛnˈtrɪl ə kwɪst /


a person who performs or is skilled in ventriloquism.

Nearby words

  1. ventriculotomy,
  2. ventriculus,
  3. ventriduction,
  4. ventriloquial,
  5. ventriloquism,
  6. ventriloquize,
  7. ventriloquy,
  8. ventris,
  9. ventris, michael george francis,
  10. ventro-

Origin of ventriloquist

1650–60; ventriloqu(y) + -ist

Related formsven·tril·o·quis·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for ventriloquist



1650s, from ventriloquy + -ist. Ventriloquists in ancient Greece were Pythones, a reference to the Delphic Oracle.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper