from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The voice of an unseen narrator, or of an onscreen character not seen speaking, in a movie or a television broadcast.
  • n. A film or videotape recording narrated by a voice-over.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A TV broadcast etc., in which pictures are accompanied by the voice of an unseen actor or reporter.
  • n. The audio track of such a broadcast.


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  • Recording of dialog to be used on a production's soundtrack where the speaker is not being shown.

    July 31, 2008