- 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
First recorded in 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for voice-over
Professional jingle /voice-over artist Eddie Ganz provided the vocals.The Government Is Using Subliminal Songs To Scare Immigrants
July 12, 2014
I had this wacky Italian voice floating around in my head because I had done some voice-over audition where I had to do it.Kate McKinnon Is the Future of ‘Saturday Night Live’
November 21, 2013
“I knew that we were not only fifth cousins, but very good friends,” she says in voice-over.‘Hyde Park on Hudson’: Is Bill Murray as FDR an Oscar Frontrunner?
September 2, 2012
“Stopping injustice around the world is far bigger than stopping the LRA,” CEO Ben Keesey says in the voice-over.Second StopKony Video Shows Social Media’s Power in Joseph Kony Hunt
April 6, 2012
“Sending this back to Uganda, with Invisible Children,” came the voice-over.‘Kony 2012’ Creators Seek to Shift Focus Back to Africa With New Video
April 2, 2012
- the voice of an unseen commentator heard during a film, television programme, etc
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