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voice–over

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noun \ˈvȯis-ˌō-vər\

Simple Definition of voice–over

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of voice–over

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  a recording of a voice-over

Circa 1947

First Known Use of voice–over

circa 1947


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