Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “ventriloquism”

ventriloquism

noun [U]     /venˈtrɪl.ə.kwɪ.zəm/
the ability to speak without moving your lips so that your voice seems to be coming from someone or something else , usually as a way of entertaining people Ways of talking ventriloquist     /-kwɪst/ noun [C] Entertainers in general
(Definition of ventriloquism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of ventriloquism

Translations of “ventriloquism”

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More