voice-over

[vois-oh-ver]
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:
1945–50

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

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Main Entry:  voice-over
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to perform an offscreen voice, as that of a character in a narrative or advertisement
Example:  She voiced-over cartoons for lots of money.
Etymology:  1983
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Example sentences
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.
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