voice mail

noun
\ ˈvȯis-ˌmāl How to pronounce voice mail (audio) \
variants: or voicemail or less commonly voice-mail

Definition of voice mail

1 : an electronic communication system in which spoken messages are recorded or digitized and stored for later playback to the intended recipient left a message in the company's voice mail typically hyphenated in attributive use a voice-mail system
2a : messages received through a voice-mail system checking her voice mail
b : a voice-mail message listening to a voice mail

Examples of voice mail in a Sentence

Just leave a message on my voice mail. I left her a voice mail. You have two new voice mails.
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Recent Examples on the Web His Los Angeles office phone appears to be disconnected, his former cellphone number is no onger his, and calls to a newer cellphone go directly to voice mail, according to another media report. Bruce Vielmetti, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2021 His Los Angeles office phone appears to be disconnected, his former cellphone number is no long his, and calls to a newer cellphone go directly to voice mail, according to another media report. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Aug. 2021 According to a voice mail, The Bomber hopes to continue its catering service. oregonlive, 3 Aug. 2021 The Post could not identify an attorney for Sanon and relatives did not respond to voice mail and text messages. Washington Post, 15 July 2021 Officers tried contacting the owner via voice mail and knocked on her patio door several times. cleveland, 28 May 2021 For them, the options have always been a successful conversation or a shot at voice mail. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, 24 May 2021 The documents also revealed highly delicate F.B.I. abilities, showing that the bureau was able to monitor the phone line of the Russian Embassy in Washington even before a call from Mr. Kislyak connected with Mr. Flynn’s voice mail. Adam Goldman, New York Times, 7 May 2021 The voice mail on Holness’ cellphone was full Wednesday morning. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of voice mail

1980, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of voice mail was in 1980

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12 Sep 2021

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“Voice mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voice%20mail. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for voice mail

voice mail

noun

English Language Learners Definition of voice mail

: a system in which callers can leave recorded messages for you over the telephone also : a message left using this system

voice mail

noun

Kids Definition of voice mail

: an electronic communication system in which spoken messages are recorded to be played back later

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