voice mail

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noun \ˈvȯis-ˌmāl\
variants: or

voicemail

or less commonly

voice–mail

Definition of voice mail

  1. 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. 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

  1. Just leave a message on my voice mail.

  2. I left her a voice mail.

  3. You have two new voice mails.

1980

First Known Use of voice mail

1980


VOICE MAIL Defined for English Language Learners

voice mail

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noun \ˈvȯis-ˌmāl\

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

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



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