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ventriloquist

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ventriloquy + -ist

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ventriloquist

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  1. Someone who practices ventriloquism, particularly someone practicing it as an entertainer.
    • 1871, Plato, translated by Benjamin Lowett, The Sophist,
      Most ridiculous is the discomfiture which attends the opponents of predication, who, like the ventriloquist Eurycles, have the voice that answers them in their own breast.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chapter 15
      "Oh, I am a ventriloquist," said the little man. "I can throw the sound of my voice wherever I wish, so that you thought it was coming out of the Head. [] "

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