voice-over

noun \ ˈvȯis-ˌō-vər \
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 : a recording of a voice-over

First Known Use of voice-over

circa 1947

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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voice-over

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


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