Definition of ventriloquism in US English:

ventriloquism

noun

  • See ventriloquist

    • ‘Should pantomime, ventriloquism, and verbiage be mixed?’
    • ‘Around this time he had his first puppet made and began to learn ventriloquism.’
    • ‘He can lecture at some length on the origins of the language, and it's only the mention of ventriloquism that prompts him to digress again.’
    • ‘It is a mix of wit, ventriloquism, shadow play and mime.’
    • ‘Mrs Richards said: ‘I have done puppet and ventriloquism shows all over the country, but it's great to get the puppets on display in Essex.’’

Pronunciation

ventriloquism

/venˈtriləˌkwizəm//vɛnˈtrɪləˌkwɪzəm/