Definitions

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  • adj. of or relating to ventriloquy
  • adj. spoken to oneself

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ventriloquous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to, or using, ventriloquism.

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Examples

  • The symphony began, and was soon afterwards followed by a faint kind of ventriloquial chirping, proceeding apparently from the deepest recesses of the interior of Miss Amelia Martin.

    Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people

  • a faint kind of ventriloquial chirping, proceeding apparently from the deepest recesses of the interior of Miss Amelia Martin.

    Sketches by Boz

  • There were seven species of grasshopper, almost half the Norfolk total, and they were all singing from one single patch of grassland – a melange of hissing and purring sounds of different pitches and varying lengths that was made all the more maze-like by the individual insects 'huge ventriloquial powers.

    Country diary

  • Returning home after adventures, he realises the talking cat is a dupe, and the ventriloquial masterpiece is performed by none other than Thulsa Doom.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Cat and the Skull - Robert E. Howard

  • Some of you may have seen Boingboing's amazing link to a Flickr user's pictures of the Vent Haven Museum of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, which bills itself as "the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia."

    Puppetmaster

  • To capture the distinctive qualities of such a sea of voices would be a challenge for any writer, but Matthiessen long ago proved his ventriloquial skills in the much-admired Far Tortuga (1975), a novel largely told with a Caribbean accent.

    An Epic of the Everglades

  • The Vent Haven Museum of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, bills itself as "the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia."

    Boing Boing: July 3, 2005 - July 9, 2005 Archives

  • For the words which I intended the corpse to speak, I confidently depended upon my ventriloquial abilities; for their effect, I counted upon the conscience of the murderous wretch.

    Thou Art the Man

  • But enough has been said to show by what arts of impersonation, and in what purely ventriloquial efforts I first saw my words on paper.

    Memories and Portraits

  • Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vacuity, ventriloquial verbosity, and vaniloquent vapidity.

    December 7th, 2005

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