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voice-over

[ vois-oh-ver ]
/ ˈvɔɪsˌoʊ vər /
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noun Movies, Television.
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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Origin of voice-over

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for voice-over

voice-over

noun
the voice of an unseen commentator heard during a film, television programme, etc
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