voice·​print | \ ˈvȯis-print How to pronounce voiceprint (audio) \

Definition of voiceprint

: an individually distinctive pattern of certain voice characteristics that is spectrographically produced

Examples of voiceprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was given an iris scan, and compelled to speak into a microphone, so that her voiceprint could be taken: more data to be uploaded to IJOP. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 5 Apr. 2021 In 2017, Human Rights Watch claimed iFlytek supplied police departments in Xinjiang with technology for identifying people using their voiceprints. Will Knight, Wired, 21 Apr. 2020 Each face template that Vimeo extracts is unique to a particular individual, in the same way that a fingerprint or voiceprint uniquely identifies one and only one person. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 26 Sep. 2019 This is one of the well-known exceptions to the Fifth Amendment privilege: defendants can be compelled to produce samples (voiceprints, fingerprints, among others) to establish a link to a piece of evidence. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, 24 Aug. 2018 Johnson cautions that these voiceprints are just one tool in volcanologists’ arsenal. Rachel Becker, The Verge, 13 June 2018 But what’s particularly notable in the movie is that the clearance process is handled automatically, using biometrics, or specifically, voiceprint identification. Stephen Wolfram, WIRED, 3 Apr. 2018 Transactions with Assistant will still require authentication beyond just your voiceprint to send money — either with your fingerprint or your Google password. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, 22 Mar. 2018 Others are looking into retinal scans, voiceprints, and heartbeats. Pm Editors, Popular Mechanics, 10 Dec. 2012

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First Known Use of voiceprint

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for voiceprint

voice + fingerprint

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The first known use of voiceprint was in 1918

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voice pipe


voice qualifier

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“Voiceprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voiceprint. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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