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Ventriloquist   Listen
noun
Ventriloquist  n.  One who practices, or is skilled in, ventriloquism.
Ventriloquist monkey (Zool.), the onappo; so called from the character of its cry.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Ventriloquist" Quotes from Famous Books



... way of really determining whether the girl was scared to death of the machine itself, or whether she simply decided to be difficult. And she uttered the proper replies with all of the promptness—and intelligence—of a ventriloquist's dummy: ...
— The Fourth R • George Oliver Smith

... feathered tribe. It is indeed absolutely unique. The catbird and the mocking-bird are rare mimics; but while the chat is not their equal in this respect, it has a large repertoire of weird, uncanny cries all its own — a power of throwing its voice, like a human ventriloquist, into unexpected corners of the thicket or meadow. In addition to its extraordinary vocal feats, it can turn somersaults and do other clown-like stunts as well as any variety ...
— Bird Neighbors • Neltje Blanchan



Words linked to "Ventriloquist" :   performing artist, performer, ventriloquy, ventriloquism, ventriloquist's dummy



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