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.
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How to use voice-over in a sentence
Projecting her voice over the noise of the traffic, she said, “I stand by that call today.”
I sat and talked to some of them and a lot of them knew me from—I did a voice over for a video game called Skyrim.Joan Allen on ‘The Killing’ Finale and That Mother of a Twist | Kevin Fallon | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Professional jingle /voice-over artist Eddie Ganz provided the vocals.The Government Is Using Subliminal Songs To Scare Immigrants | Caitlin Dickson | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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’ | Kevin Fallon | November 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fans of the show might be surprised to hear Paul's signature voice over a fun dance floor jam.Listen to ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul’s New Dance Song, “Dance Bitch” | Amy Zimmerman | September 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Girards voice over it later had been mistakenly understood to promise an immediate ending of the mystery.The Wayfarers | Mary Stewart Cutting
The voice over the telephone seemed like the one that had called to the girl in the pony-cart.Aunt Crete's Emancipation | Grace Livingston Hill
And each morning she, too, would awake to his call, his voice over the telephone.The Salamander | Owen Johnson
"That is well," cried a voice over his shoulder, and Bertram with an air of relief stepped hastily forward.The Sword of Damocles | Anna Katharine Green
Almost immediately on the announcement came another voice over the com line.Where I Wasn't Going | Walt Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for voice-over
the voice of an unseen commentator heard during a film, television programme, etc
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