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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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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.
a faint kind of ventriloquial chirping, proceeding apparently from the deepest recesses of the interior of Miss Amelia Martin.
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.
Returning home after adventures, he realises the talking cat is a dupe, and the ventriloquial masterpiece is performed by none other than Thulsa Doom.
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."
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.
The Vent Haven Museum of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, bills itself as "the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia."
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.
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.
Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vacuity, ventriloquial verbosity, and vaniloquent vapidity.