voice mail

noun \ ˈvȯis-ˌmāl \
variants: or voicemail or less commonly voice-mail
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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
2 a : 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

  1. Just leave a message on my voice mail.

  2. I left her a voice mail.

  3. You have two new voice mails.

Recent Examples of voice mail from the Web

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First Known Use of voice mail

1980


VOICE MAIL Defined for English Language Learners

voice mail

noun

Definition of voice mail for English Language Learners

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


VOICE MAIL Defined for Kids

voice mail

noun

Definition of voice mail for Students

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


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