ventriloquize

[ ven-tril-uh-kwahyz ]
/ vɛnˈtrɪl əˌkwaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), ven·tril·o·quized, ven·tril·o·quiz·ing.

to speak or sound in the manner of a ventriloquist.

Nearby words

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

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

Origin of ventriloquize

1835–45; ventriloqu(y) + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for ventriloquize

ventriloquize

ventriloquise

/ (vɛnˈtrɪləˌkwaɪz) /

verb

to produce (sounds) in the manner of a ventriloquist
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