noun \ˈvis-ˌō-vər\

: words that are spoken in a movie or television program by a person who is not seen

Full Definition of VOICE-OVER

a :  the voice of an unseen narrator speaking (as in a motion picture or television commercial)
b :  the voice of a visible character (as in a motion picture) expressing unspoken thoughts
:  a recording of a voice-over

First Known Use of VOICE-OVER

circa 1947


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