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 formsvoice-mail, adjective
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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
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Word Origin and History for voicemail



also (and originally) voice mail, by 1982.

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