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voice mail

an electronic system enabling the recording and storage of (usually digitized) voice messages, which can subsequently be retrieved by the intended recipient.
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voice-mail, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for voicemail
  • Members of the press's faculty editorial board did not respond to email and voicemail requests for reaction.
  • His accuser reportedly leveled her claim in a voicemail message, which the committee will be able to obtain.
  • One still doesn't know how to check his cell phone voicemail.
  • If the driver is likely to motor on, the call is diverted to voicemail.
  • It keeps costs down by handling billing, voicemail and other services online, and by outsourcing and partnering where possible.
  • Also, sometimes visual voicemail disappears, and you'll lose the ability to tether your data connection.
  • Drop her name in voicemail and computer science academics will call back in seconds.
  • The code is sent to users either as a text message or voicemail message.
  • The rooms have typical amenities such as phone, data ports and voicemail.
  • The rooms also have voicemail available in three different languages.
British Dictionary definitions for voicemail

voice mail

an electronic system for the transfer and storage of telephone messages, which can then be dealt with by the user at his or her convenience
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for voicemail

also (and originally) voice mail, by 1982.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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