Definition of ventriloquial in English:

ventriloquial

adjective

  • See ventriloquist

    • ‘In reality they deny the expressive contradictions of the human face and lend the chorus, in particular, a strangely ventriloquial air.’
    • ‘From another character, meanwhile, comes this ventriloquial statement: ‘I suppose that's the question, isn't it?’
    • ‘Even in summer one has to be very lucky to see the cuckoo, for its call is ventriloquial and people have gone mad trying to locate it.’

Pronunciation

ventriloquial

/ˌvɛntrɪˈləʊkwɪəl/