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 In 2017, Human Rights Watch claimed iFlytek supplied police departments in Xinjiang with technology for identifying people using their voiceprints. Will Knight, Wired, "MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns," 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, "Vimeo collected detailed facial scans without consent, lawsuit alleges," 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, "Prosecutor: Suspect must give up his phone’s passcode in fatal hazing case," 24 Aug. 2018 Johnson cautions that these voiceprints are just one tool in volcanologists’ arsenal. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Why this volcano in Ecuador sounds like it’s breathing," 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, "2001: A Space Odyssey Predicted The Future—50 Years Ago," 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, "You can finally send money to your contacts by asking Google Assistant," 22 Mar. 2018 Others are looking into retinal scans, voiceprints, and heartbeats. Pm Editors, Popular Mechanics, "110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years," 10 Dec. 2012 In Xinjiang's Sheche County, suppliers were being sought for voiceprint collection systems and 3-D portrait systems, according to a security official surnamed Yin, who declined to give further details. Matthew Brown, Fox News, "China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region," 16 May 2017

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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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“Voiceprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voiceprint. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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