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voice-over

[vois-oh-ver] /ˈvɔɪsˌoʊ vər/
noun, Movies, Television.
1.
the voice of an offscreen narrator, announcer, or the like.
2.
a televised sequence, as in a commercial, using such a voice.
3.
any offscreen voice, as that of a character in a narrative.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for voice over

voice-over

noun
1.
the voice of an unseen commentator heard during a film, television programme, etc
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Contemporary definitions for voice over
verb

to perform an offscreen voice, as that of a character in a narrative or advertisement

Examples

She voiced-over cartoons for lots of money.

Word Origin

1983

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