voice–over

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noun \ˈvȯis-ˌō-vər\

Definition of voice–over

  1. 1a :  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


VOICE–OVER Defined for English Language Learners

voice–over

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noun \ˈvȯis-ˌō-vər\

Definition of voice–over for English Language Learners

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

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