voice mail

or voice·mail

[ vois-meyl ]
/ ˈvɔɪsˌmeɪl /


an electronic system enabling the recording and storage of (usually digitized) voice messages, which can subsequently be retrieved by the intended recipient.

Related forms

voice-mail, adjective
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Examples from the Web for voice mail

  • Very early one morning, a voice-mail indicator began to blink in Room 6140 of the Interior Department.

    Cheney in History|David Frum|March 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for voice mail

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
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