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[vois-oh-ver] /ˈvɔɪsˌoʊ vər/
noun, Movies, Television.
the voice of an offscreen narrator, announcer, or the like.
a televised sequence, as in a commercial, using such a voice.
any offscreen voice, as that of a character in a narrative.
Origin of voice-over
1945-50 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for voice-over
  • If it's a staged job or a voice-over scam, it would have to be an awfully artful one, done quickly overnight.
  • It was made up of tapes from his television broadcasts, and voice-over from his radio days, accompanied by still photos.
  • As to that, it was the sound quality of the voice-over that was off, not the narrator's voice.
  • Oh yeah, and the book also lacks the ominous voice-over and music.
British Dictionary definitions for voice-over


the voice of an unseen commentator heard during a film, television programme, etc
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Contemporary definitions for voice-over

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


She voiced-over cartoons for lots of money.

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